What do you folks think about WP-SpamShield? It was #2 for spam plugins at WP and was free when it was booted off WP by Otto in 2017 and is now a pay-to-use plugin. It’s now at https://www.redsandmarketing.com/plugins/wp-spamshield-anti-spam/
He’s got a blog post there about how his plugin came to be banned but maybe someone here knows the backstory?. I was thinking that maybe he’d want to come over here and support CP with a free version but I do not know the quality of the plugin or anything about Otto (Samuel Wood) vs. Scott Allen, other than what I read at his blog, which was rather disturbing.
UPDATE I spent too much time reading blogs on his site and looking for connections to him on social. I was surprised to suddenly discover that my browser was blocked for suspicious activity. Not sure what that is about as all of us here, I imagine, would love to have visitors who read.