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  1. How can I look at the Akismet spam/ham comments that people leave to know that they are spam? On my dashboard it says Akismet has blocked 96 spam comments, how do I access these comments? I have an API key and login for Akismet, I just wan to see those comments.

    The blog I need help with is glutenputin.wordpress.com.

  2. The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us. It's removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened.

    See here to examine the sequestered spam http://glutenputin.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?comment_status=spam

    See here for your Akismet stats http://glutenputin.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=akismet-stats-display

    On the spam that Akismet catches it takes only seconds to click "empty spam" and you don't even have to click "empty spam" if you don't want to. Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 15 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically.

    If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it's spam.

    The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam.

    For more information please take the time to read "5 things every blogger should know about spam" on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/

  3. Thank you so much! You answered my question and then some, much appreciated!

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