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Spam attack increase

  1. Hi

    I the past two days or so, i have noticed a unbelievable upsurge in spam attacks on my blog. It seems these new ones are some how managing to pass through the wordpress askimet spam filtration system.

    My askiment spam system is turned on, but still it seems to come through. My blog is filling with spam comments. In the past few days alone i had to manually turn 50+ approx comments to spam. Manually changing them to spam.

    Can someone help me in reducing the spam attacks please? It is becoming annoying now and i would like this to stop!

    The blog I need help with is mybeliefs.co.uk.

  2. Spam comes in waves and we see tend to experience these waves at the end of weeks and the end of months. Spammers are always looking for new ways to get their links on our blogs. Currently they have hired humans to tell us idiotic things like they could not find out blogs by using their keys words, that we ought to blog more often, the our RSS feeds aren't working, etc. Experienced bloggers note when spammers are paid to feed excerpts of our own words in our posts and comments back to us, but beginner bloggers are so desirous of comments that they don't spot that kind of spam or trackback or pingback spam either.

    Anyone can subscribe to the RSS feed on any public blog. Be aware that there are human beings who get paid to post spam as well as robotic programs that post spam. There's nothing unusual about what you are getting. We all get it.

    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.

    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.

    There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. 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. P.S. Just to put this in perspective 50 missed spams is diddly squat. Many of us deal with hundreds more than once daily. As soon as Akismet catches up with the latest spammer tactics they will employ new tactics. It's the way things are.

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