support@wordpress.com spam

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  • #55551

    minitru
    Member

    Why am I getting so much spam (prescription drugs, sex, etc) from “support@wordpress.com?” Spam traffic is way up and much of it is coming from this adress, which I assume to be affiliated with wordpress.

    #55923

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s a spoofed email address; by that I mean that support ( at ) wordpress ( dot ) com does exist, but that spammers have just basically used software to make it appear that this is the address that the email is coming from.

    #55930

    I’m seeing a HUGE spike in spam comments today–from nothing getting past the filter to everything getting past it. What’s the deal?

    #55932

    mark
    Staff

    There is a problem with Akismet which we will fix.

    #55933

    dibnah
    Member

    yes I had that problem too

    #55934

    mark
    Staff

    Everyone probably has this problem.

    And to everyone who keeps saying they want Akismet switched off – this is what it would be like every day.

    We will fix it.

    #55935

    trent
    Member

    Good to hear Mark. It is amazing how fast these spam bots can move these days.

    Trent

    #55936

    dibnah
    Member

    Why would people want them switched off

    keep up the good work

    thanks

    #55941

    drmike
    Member

    Why would people want them switched off

    Because them folks on Time Warner and Verizon don’t like hearing what a spam source their ISP is when their own comments get tagged as spam. :)

    #55943

    raincoaster
    Member

    Can somebody go back into the comment I posted above and break the email address? I can’t edit the comment in IE6.

    #55948

    drmike
    Member

    Done. The link is there if you hover your mouse along that line to the right of the Member bit.

    hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #55951

    raincoaster
    Member

    With respect, not in IE6 it isn’t. I can see two links that have comments numbers, but when I click them they just refresh the page.

    #55955

    mark
    Staff

    “Why would people want them switched off”

    Because in thousands of real spams they got 1 friend caught once.
    Believe me, that happens.

    #55958

    mark
    Staff

    The problem with Akismet is fixed.
    Apologies for it letting the garbage spam through.

    #55966

    dibnah
    Member

    well done thanks

    #55987

    kashmir
    Member

    I seem to have a problem with akismet. Yesterday akismet said 665 spam caught and today it said 671 spam caught, so I checked the spam (expecting to check the new spam) but there was none. This has been happening lately, the spam count is increasing without there being spam or maybe akismet is deleting them automatically. I am afraid akismet might be deleting genuine comments.

    #56017

    drmike
    Member

    There’s a thread about the Akismet count that you can find if you search. Akismet doesn’t delete anything. All it does is move the tagged as spam comments over to it’s page for review. It will delete tagged comments if you don’t review them after 30 days though.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

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