Top 20 Spam plugins

In response to a question at the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – Hands on Problem Solving clinic, here’s the top 20 plugins which include spam in their plugin name or short description.

Total plugins: 59704

Limit reached: 20 at 8432

Position Plugin Total downloads Active Star Rating Tested up to
6 Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection 311231785 5000000 4.7 6.4.3
697 WP Armour – Honeypot Anti Spam 1282491 100000 5 6.4.3
746 Zero Spam for WordPress 1183925 30000 4.2 6.2.4
1260 Gravity Forms Zero Spam 540938 90000 4.4 6.4.3
1822 Throws SPAM Away 298223 20000 5 6.2.4
2058 Maspik – Spam blacklist 244724 20000 4.9 6.4.3
3146 Stop WP Emails Going to Spam 119341 10000 4.8 6.4.3
3155 Spam Master 118606 300 4.2 6.4.3
3901 Spam Destroyer 81884 8000 4.5 5.9.9
4149 Captcha Anti Spam Security Spam Protection – Captcha Booster 74550 2000 4.7 5.3.17
5289 Spam Protect for Contact Form 7 49410 10000 4.1 6.4.3
5394 User Spam Remover 48065 2000 4.1 5.5.14
5568 Spam Comments Cleaner 45598 2000 4.1 4.9.25
5724 Forget Spam Comment 43591 5000 5 6.4.3
6320 Analytics Spam Blocker 36947 1000 3.8 6.4.3
6874 Spam Captcha 31698 400 3 6.2.4
7629 Anti Spam by Fullworks : Spam Protection 26100 2000 5 6.4.3
7988 Batch Comment Spam Deletion 24096 1000 5 4.9.25
8189 Block Referer Spam 22906 800 3.4 6.2.4
8432 TanTanNoodles Simple Spam Filter 21736 200 0 2.6
20 TOTALS 315526614