Antispam Bee has been a household name in the WordPress community for years. The plugin has not only been successful in protecting >700.000 websites from comment spam, but it also did so in a privacy-friendly manner without relying on 3rd-party services or a central Infrastructure.
Now it’s time to think about Antispam Bees’ future and the next decade of spam protection for the WordPress ecosystem. A couple of possible features are already mapped out. Among those are locality-sensitive hashing for distributed spam detection, opening the ASB stack to 3rd party plugins, so Antispam Bees effective filters could also protect contact forms and sign-ups.
The goal would be to work on Antispam Bee’s upcoming version 3.0 by experimenting with locality-sensitive hashing, revamping the user interface, opening the filters and checks to 3td party plugins, and extending the developer documentation.