Bundled Akismet plugin can't connect to server

I am unable to use the bundled Akismet plugin. Is this a firewall or connectivity issue, or do I need to upgrade to paid hosting? I am open to other options for spam control.

Reading previous topics users have upgraded or moved to alternative free hosting to resolve yes :frowning:

An upgrade would definitely be my intention, except that my bank card was recently compromised by a different hosting service I attempted to purchase, and I am awaiting a replacement by snail mail.

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