• Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead

    Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead

    Today Acquia, the company co-founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert to commercialize the open source content management system, acquired Mollom, a spam filtering service also co-founded by Buytaert. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Acquia CEO Tom Erickson tells me the Mollom service will continue to be available for non-Drupal users and pricing will remain unchanged. Read More

  • Mollom Blocks Its 100 Millionth Spam Message

    Mollom, a spam prevention tool that competes with Automattic’s Akismet, has blocked a stunning 100,000,000 spam messages from appearing on websites, social networks and blogs since the product was introduced about 14 months ago. Given that the product has only been out of beta since September 2008, that gives you an idea of just how much junk travels the digital highways. According to… Read More

  • European Social Network Netlog To Use Mollom's Spam Filtering Tool

    Spam filtering tool Mollom, a competitor to Automattic’s Akismet, has struck a deal to filter messages and comments for Netlog, one of Europe’s fastest growing social networks. Mollom will be filtering more than 4 million messages in over 25 languages for Netlog, which has 40 million worldwide users. Mollom says that it has set up dedicated servers within Netlog’s data center… Read More

  • Websense Acquires Spam Blocker Defensio

    Website security software company Websense has acquired Defensio, a comment spam blocker used by blogs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Defensio competes with Akismet, the spam blocker that comes with WordPress, and Mollom. One of Defensio’s features is that it can sort blocked comments by spamminess and also offers an API for use on Websites other than blogs. Websense will… Read More

  • Mollom May Soon Offer Serious Competition To Akismet

    Mollom is a new blog spam prevention tool that’s shaping up to be serious competition to Automattic’s Akismet, the current market leader. Belgium based Mollom was founded earlier this year by Dries Buytaert, the founder and project lead of the Drupal project and Benjamin Schrauwen, a Post-Doc researcher at Ghent University and Machine Learning expert. Mollom automatically… Read More