A couple of weeks ago I got the impression that Askimet was padding its statistics for number of spams caught. I started keeping track. It looks like Askimet is padding statistics by anywhere from 54 to 87 PER DAY! Why?
I remember reading somewhere (these forums, maybe?) that some spam is simply deleted by WordPress, and we don’t get a chance to see them at all. Does that sound right to anyone else?
My numbers jumped from this morning, with nothing more in the spam folder for me to check. I also noticed a lot of referrers to these forums today and views from countries where I know no one, which match exactly the additional spam # from Akismet, so I’m guessing it’s all related.
If my quiet little site had so many today, and you have a popular site, russelrayphotos, it doesn’t sound like that many.