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Who is "lista de email" and why are messages even getting posted as Spam?

  1. Who is this "lista de emails"? I have been getting more and more spam from this site--five days ago, maybe 3 per day; three days ago, 20; today, nearly 50, with two actually coming in while I was deleting the others. Can't the site simply be blocked? I'm sure others are getting these too.
    Blog url: http://youknewwhatimeant.wordpress.com/

  2. No you can't block it. It's spam and Akismet is catching it all so not to worry. 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 don't want to be bothered clicking the "empty spam" link. This is by design and cannot be changed. However, it is a good habit to check your spam comments every day or two so that you can identify legitimate comments and “not spam” them prior to them being deleted by Akismet after the 15 days.

  3. Several people have complained about this and requested that these items be deleted or blocked instead of going to Spam, but Staff doesn't seem interested in acting on those requests.

  4. They are all being caught by Akismet so there is no issue to speak of that I can ascertain.

  5. sensuouscurmudgeon
    Member

    I complained about it a few days ago, here: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/crazed-spammer-named-lista-de-email?replies=14

    Apparently there's nothing to be done about it.

  6. Apparently there's nothing to be done about it.

    Correct because Akismet is correctly doing its job with catching the spam comments from "lista de email" multiple spam comments can be a nuisance but rarely does a legit comment get caught up by Akismet so you could choose the option to rarely check the spam comments section of your blog.

    Each of his comments has a different IP number and email address

    Source http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/crazed-spammer-named-lista-de-email?replies=14
    Most likely the "lista de email" comments are automated spam comments since they're different emails and IPs although there is software out there that does spoof IP addresses.

    I have been receiving a lot of them as well from the same source. Spammer(s) are always changing their tactics so if staff did come up with a solution to block them from showing up in the spam que, then the spammer(s) would just find or come up with a work around to surpass the blockage set in place by staff.

  7. Spammer(s) are always changing their tactics so if staff did come up with a solution to block them from showing up in the spam que, then the spammer(s) would just find or come up with a work around to surpass the blockage set in place by staff.

    Which is why Staff has to be as adaptable as the spammers.. They change tactics, Staff changes tactics.

    There is no reason for so many of these to hit member accounts for as long as these have been. This should have been stopped days ago.

  8. Which is why Staff has to be as adaptable as the spammers.. They change tactics, Staff changes tactics.

    If staff took their time and effort to go against an endless battle with the spammers then it would consume quality time that could be spent on WordPress development.

    You're not the first to complain about this over the 4+yrs that I've volunteered in the WP.com forums and won't be the last either but one thing is for sure staff probably will not do what you're asking of them to consider doing.

    Wp.com is a multiplatform set up and if they chose to come up with a hot fix to hide the "lista de email" from the spam section then guarantee there would be many that would feel the opposite of what you feel about this spam matter complaining to undo the hot fix because any hot fixes staff applies affects all WP.com user accounts.

    Many volunteers can contest for it to be true that many would complain to undo the hot fix for the sole reason they want to have control with seeing what lands in the comment spam filter section of their dashboard.

    I will modlook the thread for you so staff is alerted to this thread

  9. Hey there,

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this particular spammer on your blog. Because Akismet is already blocking the spam, there is no further action you or we can take in this matter.

    As sl1k indicated, we at WordPress.com walk a very fine line when we make functionality changes. Though the large spam queue may be a burden to some, we prefer to keep functionality consistent--a quick fix to hide the remarks from one spammer could quickly become a source of confusion for many users, and a slippery slope for further changes.

    This particular spammer, like all others, will eventually find a new target when they discover that their efforts are fruitless. It's nothing more than a game of cat and mouse--in this case, however, the cat has a pretty effective trap :)

    I apologize for the inconvenience the large amount of queued spam is causing. As timethief indicated, there's an "Empty Spam" link via the Comments section of your dashboard that will take care of all of these in one swoop.

    Best,
    P.

  10. I'd just like to check in with a note of thanks for how well Akismet works -- since my caught spam total passed the 114,000 mark yesterday.

    Clicking on "empty spam" once a day seems to me to be 10 seconds well invested given what the alternative would be.

    Akismet works and I appreciate it.

  11. I too appreciate AKismet's efforts, and I routinely delete and empty my spam queue....I'm just sick of this particular site, whose efforts seem to increase exponentially with every passing day. WHAT do spammers like this think they're going to accomplish, besides irritating people?

  12. They don't think much about us and they don't care what we think. Spamming is big business and money is the motivator. The questions posed in this thread were answered long ago here http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/who-is-lista-de-email-and-why-are-messages-even-getting-posted-as-spam?replies=11#post-985221 Maybe it's time to mark the thread "resolved".

  13. But how is it big business? I don't see what benefits could accrue to anybody, at least not from this particular spam source. Is it a phishing expedition in case we approve or answer, or what?

  14. If people did not get sucked in there would be no motive to continue. Consider how many people every years are sucked in by the make a million blogging BS and know there are millions in this world eho are not as educated and savvy as we are.

    (BTW the amount of spam we see on free hosted wordpress.com blogs is diddly squat compared to what I coped with on my self hosted install each and every day.)

  15. Timethief, wrote: Source Link

    Maybe it's time to mark the thread "resolved".

    @Timethief, I went ahead and marked the thread resolved.

  16. Akismet is doing it's job and I'm quite happy, Yes there's a lot of Spam but it doesn't take so long to check that everything is just spam and then do a bulk delete.

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