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  1. Hiya,
    Wow! Do you know why I received over 2000 spam in June?
    I still haven't received any genuine comments. Is it something I haven't set up correctly!

    Thank for a great opportunity.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. The site linked to your name has a Spam counter that only shows 365 blocked spam and the two comments I found looked fine.

    Are you asking about another site? If so we need the URL of it to give accurate advice

  3. It's possible that you approved a single spam comment or more than one spam comment and if you do that then spammers will continue to hammer the daylights out of the blog. You don't have a Recent Comments widget in your sidebar and I don't have time to trawl through your blog.

    Akismet is very accurate so trust Akismet. Set up comment moderation if you have not already done so because allowing anonymous commenting is like putting out the welcome mat for spammers.

    This page > Settings > Discussion is where you set up defaults for comments.

    Comment moderation

    Discussion Settings
    Other comment settings
    _Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
    _Users must be registered and logged in to comment

    The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to 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

  4. Thanks for this very informative response. I suppose I'm still on the learning curve.

  5. You have approved SEO spam and other spam too: Locate and delete every comment made by the usernames I list below:
    Edyth on Braai not barbaque
    air purifiers on …
    Sherrill on TOO FAT TOO SKINNY
    Dunking In Basketbal… on Back in Africa
    light weight wheelch… on Mobility scooter maniac.

  6. I believe this will help you learn how to spot spam. Trackback and Pingback Spam: What to do?

  7. I also don't like

    building a shed plans - on back in Africa
    Carolee Ephraim - on Braai not BBQ

  8. @auxclass
    Thanks for chiming in. I'm multitasking as usual and business is brisk today.

  9. You all be welcome - probably more but the OP should get the idea - the spammers are getting better or whatever all the time - I am very tough on the comments, sometimes I will spend extra time double checking things like the links etc - I don't get many comments so the work is not too bad -

    I also have everything set to require approval by me - as do you @timethief -

  10. Thanks for all your advice this evening.
    I must now rest my weary brain. Good night, which ever side of the globe you may be.
    Keep up the good work.

  11. Good night Jane and sweet dreams.

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