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Can I Set the blog to automatically delete spam?

  1. How can I get spam to automatically delete so I don't have to manually delete it every day?

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

  2. Akismet is remarkably accurate. 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. 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. The rest is an can be examined in your dashboard > Comments > Spam

    If Akismet has sequestered these spam comments simply click "empty spam" button. 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.

    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. Thanks,
    I agree Aksimet does a wonderful job. I do what you recommend to dump my spam every day and it's time wasted. What I'm asking is, is there a way to automatically dump it every day and not let it compile for 15 days?
    If not, I'll just let my 40 to 50 spams per day pile up until Aksimet dumps them. Hopefully that won't bog down WordPress or my blog.

  4. What I'm asking is, is there a way to automatically dump it every day and not let it compile for 15 days?

    No and if there had been one I would have provided it.

    If not, I'll just let my 40 to 50 spams per day pile up until Aksimet dumps them. Hopefully that won't bog down WordPress or my blog.

    Spam has no effect on your blogs loading time here at WordPress.com.

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