Increase in spam?

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  • #796036

    ismailimail
    Member

    Are others noticing an increase in spam comments showing up outside of spam queue? I am noticing several spam/comment emails showing up lately.

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

    #796143

    timethief
    Member

    Yes. The spam count goes up and down and now that the Christmas season is over the count is swelling again. SHRUG … mark spam as spam and blog on. :)

    #796196

    ismailimail
    Member

    I would think support should look into Akismet to identify the increase, particularly why are they skipping the queue.

    Do you think there is a relevance to Christmas season?

    #796203

    This happens all the time. Spammers change tactics to get around the spam filter, the spam filters move to counter them and then they again change tactics. I just came out of 3 months of heavy spam on my site and a couple of client sites where we were seeing anywhere from 100 to 1200 per day with anywhere 5-20 per day not getting caught. Just mark them as spam so that Akismet can learn and start catching them. Now different sites I administer are getting hit hard.

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