That is why I was hoping someone else (not staff) could help me with this problem.
No one other that Akismet Staff can help you.
70 spam contacts are IMHO are diddly squat. I remove hundreds of spam comments each and every day more than once daily and that's just on one blog.
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.
Note: The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us. It's removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened.
There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. 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/
We report contact form spam issues directly to Akismet Staff http://akismet.com/contact/