Spam is getting through

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  • #18842

    Yep, just thought I would ask everyone else if they are getting spam, it is not getting cought by Akismet.

    Ok, another feedback I guess.

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    #19148

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Yes, I’m seeing quite a bit tonight.

    #19150

    jtintle
    Member

    mark it as spam so Akismet can catch it later

    #19160

    uberfusion
    Member

    Yep. They seem to be increasing daily.

    #19165

    timethief
    Member

    Saturday night where I live which may be Sunday where you live is always a big spam night. In fact from what I can tell spammers seem to intensify their assaults on weekends. You can delete the spam yourself or leave it there and in 15 days it will be “purged”.

    #19168

    nosysnoop
    Member

    i think this week I also got porn and penis pump stuff. lol

    #19169

    podz
    Member

    http://akismet.com/stats
    There’s a lot of it about.

    Keep marking it.

    #19178

    Yeah I mark it as spam when I get it…

    Question: what is ham?

    I know I sound ignorant! :)

    V

    #19179

    podz
    Member

    Ham is the good stuff – the real comments.

    I have no idea why it’s called ham though – seems confusing to me.

    #19182

    bloggenbent
    Member

    I hate doing it, but I’m getting a lot of spam, so I’ve changed the filter. Anyone comment that has a link in the post is held back for moderation.

    #19212

    ninglun
    Member

    There seems to be a new type of spam, always with a fake Yahoo email address and incorporating a state of the US in the linked blog site. Many of these seem to get by Akismet, as they never use any of the words which might trigger a filter. Reluctantly I have put moderation on all my comments.

    #19216

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Akismet is catching those now – at least on my blog. The more we mark them as spam, the better it works. They were getting thru last night.

    #19235

    ham is called ham, b/c spam is a bad approximation of ham, therefore, what you want to eat, and what you want to get on your blog is ham
    spam is good for no one ;-)

    #19243

    drmike
    Member

    You can blog about it too. :)

    #19323

    nosysnoop
    Member

    For the first time, spam got through as a regular comment. It was for swingers sex. The IP number is 69.156.67.133.

    #19324

    engtech
    Member

    Yeah, I saw some spam get through from the @hotmails.com guy, which was surprising since he’s the biggest offender and he hasn’t changed anything about his strategy (other than maybe his IP).

    #19325

    On my site, if I designate a post as spam, and thus it is removed, is that enough notification, or should I notify someone else? I had a fair amount of spam through the night, which I have deleted.

    #19326

    drmike
    Member

    Writenow, make it as spam and then delete it from the Akismet page. A report to Akismet is made when you mark it as spam though.

    The 69.156.67.133 address is assigned to an internet company called Sympatico out of Canada. They’re known for looking the other way when it concerns spammers.

    #19327

    trancefixed
    Member

    I had some spam get through for the 1st time today aswell. I was quite surprised it wasn’t caught since it was:

    nzdsdodb | rawxjhue.com | IP: 219.93.211.74

    lodofxhnhg…

    lzdiwqfkxe wlcwzzpb mlauqveho…

    which is kinda obvious.

    #19328

    timethief
    Member

    Ahh yes and which part is it again that makes it obviously spam?

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