I've been hoping that this problem would solve itself but it doesn't seem so yet -- and nobody else seems to be asking about it, but I assume I can't be the only one experiencing it (?).
The spam comments -- which are all obvious spam -- correctly end up in the spam 'folder' as suspected spam should do, but what surprises me is the extreme increase in spam I get in this folder. From emptying perhaps 10 spam comments a day, the number have risen to about perhaps 3-400 a day over the last two days. This problem appeared very suddenly. I woke up to 180 spam comments yesterday. Roughly the same number today. And they keep pouring in. Sometimes 5 new have appeared while spam is being emptied...
As I understand it, much of this obvious spam is filtered out and the user, the blogger, never sees it. (I may be wrong.) It never goes into the blogger's visible spam folder as suspected spam.
I wonder if something is up with the spam filters and, if so, if this problem is being dealt with? (In which case I shall relax!)
The issue is, of course, that sometimes a genuine comment ends up in suspected spam, and it's awfully difficult to notice it among hundreds of real spam comments.
The blog I need help with is zooey.wordpress.com.