Should I be wary of nonsense gmails attached to

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  • #1495399

    schooldog
    Member

    Some comments I get report a nonsense gmail, even where the message seems to make sense, often to report interest in my blog. When I’ve gone to the associated website, I sometimes get shoe marketing sites in Japanese, which obviously makes those sites suspect.
    Should I be wary of these as spam?

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

    #1495456

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Entirely so, especially if you find them in your Spam folder. :)

    If you find them in comments awaiting your approval, then please mark them as spam so that Akismet, our spam filter, learns.

    Worth a read: 5 things every blogger should know about spam http://akismet.com/how/#gs2

    #1495576

    schooldog
    Member

    Many thanks. Given that the messages included in the spam indicate an interest in my blog, and invite a response back, what might be their purpose, other than perhaps mayhem? Are they trying to hack my account? Or just trying to get me to their website — though the latter makes little sense, since the websites in these cases apparently sell shoes, and in Japanese? Regards…

    #1495577

    schooldog
    Member

    Many thanks. Given that the messages included in the spam indicate an interest in my blog, and invite a response back, what might be their purpose, other than perhaps mayhem? Are they trying to hack my account? Or just trying to get me to their website — though the latter makes little sense, since the websites in these cases apparently sell shoes, and in Japanese? Regards…

    #1495578

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Spammers do it because they can. If only one person in 500,000 bites—they sell shoes, sex, advertising for spam sites, who knows!!—it didn’t really cost them anything to bother you! Just do as justjennifer said: mark them as spam. Their interest in your blog is not authentic!

    #1495579

    schooldog
    Member

    Gracias!

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