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  1. I'd be grateful if someone could tell me where to find the spam folder

    The blog I need help with is sustainabilityneedsmarketing.com.

  2. Thanks for help but I was hoping to be able to check the actual spam...

  3. Indeed you can do that exactly where I pointed you to. 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 opened.

    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/

    Spam comes in waves. Also if you approved a single spam comment on a post then the spammers will target your post and hammer it over and over again.

    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.

    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.

  4. I'm still not clear where the spam actually is. The stats tell me that I've had an upsurge in spam this month, but the page you've directed me to is blank apart from the headings and boxes at the top.

    Also, could you explain whether the site visit stats include spam in the totals...

  5. That's the page I used to learn that I had a lot of spam - but where's the spam itself?!

    Do you know about the other question?

    Thanks

  6. By default, the spam itself is automatically deleted if on older posts. If you don't want this to happen, go to Settings > Discussion and check the option "Don’t discard spam on old posts".

  7. Don't forget this please:

    . Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 15 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/spam-folder-2?replies=8#post-1195852

  8. justpi - thanks, that's what I needed to know.

    Also, could you explain whether the site visit stats include spam in the totals...

  9. You're welcome.
    WP is smart enough not to count machine-generated spam. A spam comment will be included in the visits only if a real human actually visits your blog and posts a spam comment.

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