Best Answer James B , 13 April 2013 - 03:53 AM
Ok so it's definitely a problem askimet or your install. Looking through the threads on wordpress.org it seems that some people are having that problem due to the version of php they're using, so it would be worth looking into that. I think your best course of action will be to speak to your host, get them to check your error log to see if there are any problems there they can diagnose and contact askimet - http://akismet.com/support/ to see what they suggest. It could be that something's set up incorrectly or might be an issue their end.
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