Akismet not accepting Api key

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    Hi everybody! I’m having a problem. I joined at wordpress.com last week and I was able to set up my “wordpress.com blog”. Today I have opened another blog, this time with “wordpress.org”. Now I have this new blog and I want to use Akismet, but it keeps asking me to enter the api code. I retrieved it from the first email I received, but it keeps saying “The key seems invalid”. How come? Thank you for your help.



    Your key will be correct.

    The error message is because Akismet cannot access the Akismet server. The problem is one of three things:
    – either Akismet is being denied access to the internet if you are hosted locally behind a firewall, or
    – the server you are on lacks the ‘fopen’ function which Akismet needs.
    – your host might need to know that the default-installed SELinux security precautions (on Fedora4) causes this problem. With SELinux disabled, it works.

    Your host may be able to help resolve this otherwise though.



    Thank you so much for your help and your prompt reply!

    I will see if I can solve this problem.



    I talked with my host. They say it’s a problem with the “fopen” function. I guess it’s the price of having a free hosting… I have installed Bad Behaviour, now.
    Thank you anyway

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