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: 59883

Limit reached: 20 at 8341

Position Plugin Total downloads Active Star Rating Tested up to
6 Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection 321168049 7000000 4.7 6.5.4
510 WP Armour – Honeypot Anti Spam 2017540 200000 5 6.5.4
716 Zero Spam for WordPress 1302925 30000 4.2 6.5.4
1265 Gravity Forms Zero Spam 563863 100000 4.3 6.4.4
1754 Maspik – Spam blacklist 327713 20000 4.7 6.5.4
1851 Throws SPAM Away 300829 20000 5 6.5.4
3088 Spam Master 124256 200 4.2 6.5.4
3110 Stop WP Emails Going to Spam 121964 10000 4.8 6.5.4
3786 Spam Destroyer 86506 7000 4.6 6.6
4125 Captcha Anti Spam Security Spam Protection – Captcha Booster 75318 2000 4.7 5.3.17
4294 Spam Protect for Contact Form 7 70192 10000 4.3 6.4.4
5168 User Spam Remover 50602 2000 4.1 6.4.4
5486 Forget Spam Comment 46245 6000 5 6.4.4
5520 Spam Comments Cleaner 45697 2000 4.1 4.9.25
6112 Analytics Spam Blocker 38298 1000 3.9 6.5.4
6756 Spam Captcha 32048 400 3 6.4.4
7014 Anti Spam by Fullworks : Spam Protection 29899 2000 5 6.5.4
7809 Batch Comment Spam Deletion 24602 1000 5 4.9.25
8049 Block Referer Spam 23312 800 3.4 6.2.5
8341 TanTanNoodles Simple Spam Filter 21784 200 0 2.6
20 TOTALS 326471642