One of the regular commenters on my blog occasionally posts comments with a lot of links, so I set the parameters on the Akismet spam filter to allow up to 10 links (the maximum) without sending a comment in the moderation queue (because it apparently empties even the moderation queue before I have a chance to review it, even though I try to check it every day.) However, now Akismet seems to have decided his comments are spam, even without links in them, and filters them out. It doesn't wait for me to review them.
I've already complained that Akismet deletes suspected spam too quickly. Even if I check it several times a day, it frequently deletes spam without me ever seeing it. Now that it is sending comments to the spam filter that are definitely not spam, this is a huge problem.
Why is Akismet so buggy? Is there anything that can be done? I'd rather turn it off completely than have it lose comments from regular posters on my blog. No matter how many times I apporve comments from the same poster, Akismet still tags them as spam. Is there any way to permanently approve a particular comment source so that the spam filter will leave comments from that source alone?