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Submit spam

This call is for submitting comments that weren't marked as spam but should have been.

Client->submitSpam(Comment $comment): void

It is very important that the values you submit with this call match those of your comment check calls as closely as possible. In order to learn from its mistakes, Akismet needs to match your missed spam and false positive reports to the original comment check API calls made when the content was first posted. While it is normal for less information to be available for submit spam and submit ham calls (most comment systems and forums will not store all metadata), you should ensure that the values that you do send match those of the original content.

See the Akismet API documentation for more information.


Comment $comment

The user Comment to be submitted, incorrectly classified as ham.


Ideally, it should be the same object as the one passed to the original comment check API call.

Return value


The method throws a ClientException when an error occurs. The exception getMessage() usually includes some debug information, provided by the X-akismet-debug-help HTTP header, about what exactly was invalid about the call.


use yii\akismet\{Author, Client, ClientException, Comment};

try {
    $client = new Client([
        "apiKey" => "123YourAPIKey",
        "blog" => ""

    $comment = new Comment(
        new Author("", "Mozilla/5.0"),
        ["content" => "An invalid user comment (spam)"]

    $result = $client->checkComment($comment);
    // Got `CheckResult::isHam`, but `CheckResult::isSpam` expected.

    print "The comment was incorrectly classified as ham.";

catch (ClientException $e) {
    print "An error occurred: {$e->getMessage()}"