I’ve installed Akismet, then found out for it to work, you need an API key. Well, I now have the API key, now to see if this thing works.
Edit: Well, it seems to be working. If a blucastle blogger is interested in it, activate the plugin. Then go over to wordpress.com and create an account. You don’t have to create the blog, just the account. In simplifying thier lives, they are using the wordpress.com site as their registration for akismet and for thier blog site. Anyway, after you ‘activate’ your account, login, and go to your profile page. The API key will be listed at the top of the page. Happy blogging!