Archive for December 20th, 2011

December 20, 2011

On comment spam

by Neil Rickert

The spammers have been very active of late.  I just deleted 9 spam comments.  I check several times a day, and 9 in a few hours seems to be high rate for me.

Akismet, the spam detection service used by WordPress does a pretty good job.  The statistics show that they have detected 2490 spam comments since I began this blog less than two years ago.  I have not been keeping close count, but I can only remember one false positive (a non-spam comment that was identified as spam).  And I don’t remember any spam that was missed (failed to be identified).