help with spam

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  • #1266111

    mtioran
    Member

    I am getting too much unfiltered spam in my mailbox for comments. somehow, they are not identified as spam. how do I stop this? I get too many comments to moderate and review each one.

    For a long time, I did not have this problem. I do not understand what changed. Is there a spam comment that got approved, and this opened the door for other spam comments to slip by?

    The blog I need help with is heavenawaits.wordpress.com.

    #1266244

    timethief
    Member

    Are you referring to contact form feedback spam?

    #1266245

    timethief
    Member

    Or are your referring to spam comments?

    You locate your Spam folder here > Comments > Spam
    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?comment_status=spam

    The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam. Spam comes in waves. There are human beings who get paid to post spam. There are robotic programs that post spam.

    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.

    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.

    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/

    #1266253

    mtioran
    Member

    I am referring to spam comments that slip by as regular comments.

    I hope it quits soon.

    #1266257

    timethief
    Member

    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.

    #1266275

    mtioran
    Member

    ok … thank you

    #1266281

    timethief
    Member

    Akismet is a learning engine. I assume you aren’t getting thousands per day as we do on self hosted installs so this really is nothing more than an inconvenience for you. Hopefully, the latest spam wave will soon be over.

    #1266285

    mtioran
    Member

    no, it is about 10-20 a day

    #1266293

    timethief
    Member

    Good grief .. that’s diddly. Smile and blog on!

    #1266294

    mtioran
    Member

    ok….. :)

    #1266297

    timethief
    Member

    LOL :D Best wishes to you for happy blogging. :)

    #1266480

    grjnparrish
    Member

    I have a follower that keeps turning my posts into a spam and deleteing or blocking them – how can I block them I have researched and it is a SPAM/troll account.

    #1266481

    grjnparrish
    Member

    I have a follower that keeps turning my posts into a spam and deleteing or blocking them – how can I block them I have researched and it is a SPAM/troll account.
    He uses the name Boo Radly – with a picture of a mockingbird on the gravatar. Urban Dictionary: boo radley
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boo%20radley‎
    Creepy person that has a certain charm to them. Also a stalker. From the book To Kill a Mockingbird. I want this person BLOCKED. I am a SURVIVOR of medical harm and have already been through enough this is unacceptable.

    Thank You

    #1266482

    timethief
    Member

    @grjnparrish
    We cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs. Everyone on the internet can view and follow any public blog. That is in fact what the public designation means.

    I am a SURVIVOR of medical harm

    Then please consider changing your blog visibility to “private” http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/ Please read this about public blogs that become private blogs > Blog Privacy and Subscribers > http://wpcommaven.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/blog-privacy-and-subscribers/

    Note that you have complete control over everything that’s posted to your blog.
    comment moderation
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation

    Creepy person that has a certain charm to them. Also a stalker.

    Stalking is a criminal offense consult your local police.

    Volunteers answering support forum questions do not assist with complaints. It’s up to you to use the appropriate process provided for making a complaint and legal action where required.
    See: http://en.wordpress.com/complaints/
    See also:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/private-information/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/private-user-data/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/disputes/legal-guidelines/

    #1266483

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    grjnparrish – could you please start a new thread to describe your separate issue in detail, and add the tag modlook in the Tags area and a Staff member will help you out. Thanks.

    I’m going to lock this thread since the original poster’s issue has been resolved.

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