Valid comments being sent to spam

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  • #1106915

    dianehenders
    Member

    A couple of my loyal readers and frequent commenters have suddenly started being sent to spam. I search them out in the spam folder, mark them as “Not Spam” and then approve the comment, but it’s laborious.

    Is there any way to “whitelist” a commenter so they never get sent to spam?

    The blog I need help with is blog.dianehenders.com.

    #1107217

    dtzima
    Member

    I find the same thing has been happening to my blog. I always have to go through my spam. bodyprinciple.wordpress.com

    #1107218

    and frequent commenters

    How frequent? And do they comment elsewhere frequently?

    They may be triggering the filter themselves, and while you’re digging them out, others may be flagging them.

    #1107219

    timethief
    Member

    @dianehenders
    The answer is no. Keep pulling them out and marking them not spam and Akismet will learn.

    #1107220

    It’s possible that you may be blocking them by accident, due to the Scunthorpe problem. Review all the words and names you’ve blacklisted. Some piece of a good guy’s name (or email address) may be on your blacklist.

    #1107221

    dianehenders
    Member

    Thanks, everybody. Good advice all around.

    #1107222

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome from me. For more information read “5 things every blogger should know about spam” on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/

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