AkismetApi.Net 2.0.0

.NET 5.0 .NET Core 3.1 .NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.5.2
Install-Package AkismetApi.Net -Version 2.0.0
dotnet add package AkismetApi.Net --version 2.0.0
<PackageReference Include="AkismetApi.Net" Version="2.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add AkismetApi.Net --version 2.0.0
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#r "nuget: AkismetApi.Net, 2.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install AkismetApi.Net as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=AkismetApi.Net&version=2.0.0

// Install AkismetApi.Net as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=AkismetApi.Net&version=2.0.0
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Complete and full-featured Akismet client for .NET

Existing libraries don't allow for all of the possible options available in the Akismet API and the source code is not public. This library is meant to fix that.

It is also multi-targeted to support as many applications as possible.

NuGet Status

Meant to be a drop-in replacement for the leading Akismet library with minimal changes so the class names are the same. However some properties have been removed because of redundancy.

Example usage:

var model = new ContactModel();
string ip = Request.Headers["CF-Connecting-IP"] ?? Request.UserHostAddress;
if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(ip))
    ip = Request.ServerVariables["REMOTE_HOST"];
AkismetClient akismet = new AkismetClient("apikeyhere", new Uri("https://www.adamh.us"), "Application Name");
AkismetComment comment = new AkismetComment
    CommentAuthor = model.Name,
    CommentAuthorEmail = model.EmailAddress,
    CommentAuthorUrl = "http://www.spamwebsite.com",
    Referrer = Request.UrlReferrer.ToString(),
    UserAgent = Request.UserAgent,
    UserIp = ip,
    CommentContent = model.Message,
    CommentType = AkismentCommentType.ContactForm, // multiple defined values, or use new AkismetCommentType("new-comment-type") for a custom option
    Permalink = "https://www.adamh.us/contact",
    IsTest = "false",
    BlogCharset = "UTF-8",
    BlogLanguage = "en-US",
    CommentDate = DateTime.UtcNow.ToString("s"), // ISO-8601 format
    CommentPostModified = DateTime.UtcNow.ToString("s"), // ISO-8601 format
    UserRole = "administrator",
    RecheckReason = "edit",
    HoneypotFieldName = "honeypot",
    HoneypotFieldValue = "blah"

var akismetResult = akismet.Check(comment);
bool isSpam = akismetResult.SpamStatus == SpamStatus.Spam; // Options: Ham, Spam, Unspecified (in the case of an error)

// "invalid" and/or combination of X-akismet-alert-code and X-akismet-alert-msg header values
foreach (string err in akismetResult.Errors)
// Other properties:
//    - ProTip (X-akismet-pro-tip header value, if present)
//    - DebugHelp (X-akismet-debug-help header value, if present)

If HoneypotFieldName and HoneypotFieldValue are supplied then the library will add these two values to the request:


Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net452 net46 net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48
MonoAndroid monoandroid
MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen40 tizen60
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos
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Version Downloads Last updated
2.0.0 207 11/30/2021
1.1.5 396 8/6/2021
1.1.4 186 8/5/2021
1.1.3 215 7/26/2021
1.1.2 176 7/20/2021
1.1.1 319 3/24/2021
1.1.0 797 3/19/2021 179 2/24/2021

Dropped support for .NET Core 2.1 and added support for .NET 6