I'm not sure if this helps, but someone else found that Akismet's servers behave better under HTTP/1.0 instead of HTTP/1.1. See here. Maybe someone who is familiar with the Akismet code could experiment a little.
But when I go to the "Reports" section on the administration I can see "Mollom" but I don't get â€œYour mollom key is working.â€ message and I see nothing in the right panel.
Also, when I go to an entry page on the front-end the page is totally blank.