Akismet Comment Spam Detection Not Working?

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  • #16541

    farlane
    Member

    Hello,

    I’m getting a TON of spam posts now – it seems as if Akismet isn’t working. Is that the case or is it just a case of spammers being slightly ahead of the algorithm?

    Thanks!

    #16850

    podz
    Member

    Are you submitting them all as spam?
    It could be what you say, but Akismet learns fast.

    #16852

    knoizki
    Member

    I have few numbers of spam, mostly from @hotmails.com email address. It can even get through the comments.

    #16853

    timethief
    Member

    podz
    I got one from the same address @ hotmails.com as a comment and I marked it as spam. I’s gone.

    Did you notice the extra “s” as in hotmail(s)?

    I’m not positive but I think real hotmail addresses lack the “s”.

    #16854

    farlane
    Member

    Mine are from Hotmails as well. Hotmails users apparently are very keen on NBA Comix!

    I have been submitting all of them as spam. It seems to have died down from the initial flurry.

    #16856

    timethief
    Member

    I just got another flurry. Again most were hotmail(s). So we need to let the staff get to this forum thread (without us subscribers adding to it again,don’t you think?)That’s why I addressed the last post to podz.

    When the staff read this thread they will and note the extra “s” on hotmail(s) indicates spam and educate Akismet to know that.

    #16858

    wank
    Member

    It’s marking all hotmails as spam now, well done everyone :)

    #16859

    sentjioe
    Member

    My Akismet is working fine. It caught 30+ spam the past few days…
    Wonder why the sudden surge in spam…

    #16864

    knoizki
    Member

    I thought everyone would noticed it.

    #16876

    drmike
    Member

    Um, guys. The hotmail address is probably faked. :)

    Best way to judge is via the IP address that’s shown. 195.225.177.81 on mine. Coming out of the Ukraine. What a surprise…

    #16889

    pepolk
    Member

    My issue is not that “Akismet Comment Spam Detection is Not Working”, it’s that I had to re-install my template/themes and need my key to permit Askimet activation. I have misplaced it.

    Upon logging into WP, there is no means to access my “profile” wherein the key resides. How and where do I retrieve the key?

    Thanks.

    #16893

    drmike
    Member

    Pepolk, send in an email to support at this domain.

    #17039

    engtech
    Member

    Hi guys,

    One way to combat our friend the spammer is to shut down his fake geocities/tripod/etc portals. I have info (http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/06/13/akismet-at-work-on-spam-comments-damned-sploggers/) on how to report abuse to the sites he is using for hosting.

    Of course, getting him knocked off at his top-level ISP would be more useful.

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