Better spam filtering

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  • #1069757

    90sflashback
    Member

    I would love a way to block specific spammers (like you can in email) or spammers who use a specific name. If I get one more piece of spam from anyone using the name “lista de email,” I’m going to scream.

    The blog I need help with is 90sflashback.wordpress.com.

    #1069861

    timethief
    Member

    There is no way to block any spammer who uses multiple dynamic and ever changing IPS. Why fret about this? Akismet is catching it all. As Akismet has sequestered these spam comments simply click “empty spam” button. 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.

    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/

    #1070040

    I agree with 90sflashback. The problem is that I have to check my voluminous spam to see if any valid comments need to be fished out. Being able to block by keywords such as “lista de email” is what I need, not blocking by IP. And, no, this comment does not need a reply unless anyone has a truly useful suggestion, i.e. not “Akismet is working.” Akismet is not doing what I need.

    #1070041

    timethief
    Member

    There’s little point in dredging up old threads to state what you have already stated in your own thread. Doing that simply drives the threads of those who are waiting for help off the front page of the forum. Please don’t continue this pattern. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-cant-akismet-block-known-words-before-it-gets-to-me?replies=6#post-1090115

    #1070042

    I’m sorry. I just thought the poster of this thread might like to know that someone else agrees with him/her. If you are a moderator, as you appear to be, please feel free to delete my posts which do not meet with your approval. Thanks!

    #1070043

    timethief
    Member

    Not to worry I just needed a cup of coffee. lol :)

    #1070044

    Throw some my way, too, please. Big snowstorm last night. :-)

    P.S. I’m serious — please delete any of my posts that aren’t right. I don’t want to break any rules. Thanks!

    #1070045

    timethief
    Member

    I’m a Volunteer and only Staff and Moderators can edit, close, or delete threads. This one doesn’t require deletion. :)

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