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Ham vs. Spam

  1. How do I see and retrieve comments marked as Ham? I have Askimet turned on to automatically filter spam, but noticed that I have 13 comments on my stats that are marked as Ham, and have no way of viewing them to determine whether or not they are legitimate or spam.

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

  2. The only place you can examine spam is in your blog's dashboard.
    I'm sorry but if you cannot locate the comments on your Dashboard > Comments > Spam
    http://windybee.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?comment_status=spam
    then it's not possible to obtain them.

    Note: 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 it were opened.

    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 for responding, timethief. I understand how Askimet works and the difference between Ham and Spam. Just wanted to know if there was a way to see comments marked as Ham.

  4. You can see the Ham stats but not the individual entries.
    http://windybee.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=akismet-stats-display

  5. Yes, I know.

  6. Okay then as you know that will you please enter the top of this thread and mark it resolved?

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