seeing the spam comments
please tell me, is there a way i can see the spam comments that Akismet handles? i only see the number of comments that are considered spam, but is there is a way i can see what are they? and if there is something i need to change in my settings for the future, is there a way i can see the previous comments?
thanks in advance
Blog url: http://davidshafir.wordpress.com/
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please tell me, is there a way i can see the spam comments that Akismet handles? i only see the number of comments that are considered spam, but is there is a way i can see what are they?
Why would you want to?
Akismet is remarkably accurate. The spam that contains viruses and malware that could bring down many blogs if opened is not sent to us. The rest is an can be examined in your dashboard > Comments > 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. 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.
If Akismet has sequestered these spam comments simply click “empty spam” button.
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.
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.
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/
notawoodpecker – just wanted to make sure only spam is deleted, and not an actual comments.
timethief – thank you
The rest is an can be examined in your dashboard > Comments > Spam
As far as I can see, that only shows the stats, not the content of deleted items.
You can review the content of items held in queue prior to deletion, but once they’re gone, they’re gone.
@davidshafir: To actually answer your question: dashboard sidebar > Comments > Spam. By default, only spam on recent posts will appear there, since spam on older posts is deleted immediately. If you wish to be able to see those as well, go to Settings > Discussion and enable the option “Don’t discard spam on old posts”.
I always look at the spam, even on days when I get a ton of it. Most of it is pure garbage and I promptly delete it, but every now and then, one of my valued, regular commenters gets snared by Askimet. Trust me, I know the difference between a real comment and junk. I assume they get trapped by Askimet because they ran into trouble on some other blog and were maliciously marked as spam, so I’m diligent about un-spamming their comments.
I do the same and it doesn’t take me long as but I also have comments on old posts closed.
Automatically close comments on articles older than __ days – This setting can be used to have comments closed on articles that are X days old. As an example, if you only want articles to accept comments for 30 days you would check the box and type 30 into the text field. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#other-comment-settings
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