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Akismet is missing a lot of spam lately

  1. Lately I'm seeing a lot of spam that akismet fails to catch.

    They are phrase in English sentences like these:

    "Excellent way of telling, and nice paragraph to obtain information concerning my presentation subject matter,
    which i am going to present in college."

    "Thanks for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such magnificent info being shared freely out there."

    "Hey are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!"

    Any means to get these filtered automagically?

    --jeroen

    The blog I need help with is wiert.me.

  2. re: http://www.better-office.nl/
    That site is not being hosted by WordPress.com and you are posting to the wrong support forum. We cannot help you here. Support for your website software and any advice you need are provided on the WordPress.org support forums and they are here http://wordpress.org/support/ If you don't have a username account at WordPress.org, click that link and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the correct support forums for your software.

    The Akismet contact link is http://akismet.com/contact/

  3. Not sure why you involve the better office site, as my blog does not run there.

    Like I mentioned in my original past, it is about my blog at http://wiert.me for which I pay WordPress.com to keep away spam and host it as http://wiert.wordpress.com

  4. Akismet is a learning engine and spam often comes in waves. As long as you continue to mark spam comments as Spam (and don't delete them), the system will adapt to the new trends.

  5. @Mac the number of manual spam markings keeps increasing though. That is not a good sign.

  6. Hang in there, it should die down eventually. It's like a good storm, you only have to board up the windows so long, then it passes. I'm running into the same thing myself on one of my blogs.

  7. The previous time I had to hang in there for two weeks. I've been hanging in there for about 2 months now to the point where it gets frustrating.

    I would mind less if Askimet was free, but I pay WordPress.com for using it, so it should do a

  8. better job.

  9. Also having the same issue for the longest time and these comments are sneaking past Akismet into the SPAM folder (up to thirty a day) - therefore no way to mark them as spam as there are only two possible options: not spam and delete permanently. And yes, we do understand that Akismet learns from what we delete in the spam folder... just annoying to have to spend time cleaning out this folder every day.

  10. ideflex, if the comments are going into the Spam folder, then Akismet is doing its job, that's where it puts spam comments. :)

    Comments in the spam folder are automatically deleted after 15 days, so you don't have to worry about clearing it.

    jpluimers, if the comments are still getting past Akismet in huge waves (not winding up in the Spam folder), then I recommend contacting http://akismet.com/support/

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