I started publishing my blog in Jan, and now it is on the radar and receiving 50+ spam comments a day, so I have looked into adding Aksimet to resolve this. I have uploaded the plugin and activated it. I put in the API key, but it says that my API key is not valid. I have verified it and tried a couple more times.
Then I got a message "The key you entered could not be verified because a connection to akismet.com could not be established. Please check your server configuration."
What can I do?