Question is in the title. What are the specific steps involved?

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    wordpress.com or self-hosted WordPress (with the latter one doesn't belonging on this site)? – neo Jul 1 '10 at 16:04
  • @neo good point, wordpress.com – squillman Jul 1 '10 at 16:08
  • and i'd like to take away my closing vote now... – neo Jul 1 '10 at 16:14
  • @neo - me too. I should have asked for clarification before voting. Sorry. – ChrisF Jul 1 '10 at 16:35
  • @neo @chrisf bah- no bother. There's always vote to reopen :) – squillman Jul 1 '10 at 17:08

As I know today that is not possible. Wordpress.com uses Askimet to protect you from spam.

  • It is also more reliable. – phwd Jul 1 '10 at 16:25
  • Askimet is the worst thing you can do in the sense of data security. It just sends everything home. Oh and you can try this: Adding a "spam"-looking comment using some e-mail address which you do not typically use. Wait for it as being marked as spam. Now you can't leave any comment using this e-mail address anymore (no matter from which computer and IP) on any blog using Askimet. Malicious people can use it to block your address. – neo Jul 1 '10 at 16:29
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    I don't think Askimet is bad at all, I like it. On my blog the accuracy rate is 99.448%. One 719 comments, it failed 4 times. – Drake Jul 1 '10 at 16:34

There's a reCaptcha plugin for self-hosted WP sites. You cannot add plugins to WP.com sites.

  • which doesn't work on wordpress.com – neo Jul 1 '10 at 16:17
  • You have answered a minute before OP clarified, that this question is about wordpress.com. A minute later and your answer would become off-topic! :] Nice shot! :] – trejder Jun 4 '14 at 8:53

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