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Pykismet3 fork. Support older versions of Python and improvements.

Supported API

The Following Akismet API Calls are currently supported:

  • Comment Check
  • Submit Ham
  • Submit Spam

Unsupported API

The following Akismet API Calls are not yet supported: * Key Verification


  1. Signup for Akismet and get yourself an API key at (You don't need to pay)

  2. Install this library:

    pip install python-akismet
  3. Make some calls to Akismet (see example below to get started)


Import and instance Akismet.

from akismet import Akismet

# API KEY (first argument) is required. blog can be defined later.
akismet = Akismet('1ba29d6f120c', blog="",
                  application_user_agent="My Application Name/0.0.1")

Comment Check

akismet.check('', 'Firefox / COMMENT USER AGENT', comment_author='King Arthur',
              comment_author_email='', comment_author_url='',
              comment_content='The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, '
                               'held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine'
                               ' providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I '
                               'am your king.', referrer='http://camelot-search/?q=Peasant+Woman')

Submit Ham

akismet.submit_ham('', 'FIREFOX / COMMENT USER AGENT', comment_author='Tim',
                   comment_content="Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide!"
                                   "It's a killer!")

Submit Spam

akismet.submit_spam('', 'FIREFOX / COMMENT USER AGENT', comment_author='Frenchman',
                    comment_content="You don't frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your "
                                    "bottoms, sons of a silly person! I blow my nose at you, "
                                    "so-called Ah-thoor Keeng, you and all your silly English "


The examples above show you pretty much everything you need to know.

For a full list of supported parameters for each API call, see

The code is only ~100 lines long anyway, so just look at '''akismet''' if you aren't sure about something.