Comment Spam

Recently the spam issue started all over again (hence this repost)..akismet is doing a great job in filtering the spam comments and at the same time, they are filtering many of us too☹️

So get ready with all your weapons to fight against this…

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Do you have the habit of checking your spam folder frequently..?

If not, please go to your wordpress admin and check the spam comments..please don’t be surprised on seeing so many genuine comments caught by Akismet, the comment spam filter..

So first of all, access your admin area. It can be accessed by visiting the wp-admin directory in your web browser. Example: http://www.example.com/wp-admin/. Or click on the wordpress icon in mobile app, scroll down , and now take “View Admin”.

On entering your admin area, just take the comments where you can access your spam section.

Unspam the required ones.

After two or three times, naturally those comments from the same blogger will be unspammed by Akismet.

Please do this on a frequent mode so that you wont miss to read from your lovely readers..

Thinking why this post, now.. Atleast a few of you will be knowing the reason as I am one of your favorites in the spam folder…

About

The author is a Quality Analyst by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at https://wordsandnotion.com and https://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Comment Spam

  1. Sha'Tara

    November 26, 2016 at 10:12am

    Thank you. I “finally” found my way to what appears to be the spam folder and all the comments in there were NOT SPAM. What was even more surprising is that all the people who left comments were regular people whose comments I had been receiving normally until now. What a stupid system.

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      Akhila

      November 27, 2016 at 12:07pm

      yes Shatara, it is really stupid to have the comments of regular readers in spam folder..and i am glad that you could retrieve them now..

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  2. andysmerdon

    November 26, 2016 at 11:15am

    Thanks Akhila – I didn’t know how to access the spam folder and you are correct – there were comments which were not spam 🙂

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  3. Bikramjit

    November 26, 2016 at 2:48pm

    He he he. Oh yes I found a few in spam including your comments… I do look into spam now and then

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      Akhila

      November 27, 2016 at 12:06pm

      ya…your spam also attracted my comments… what a spam world..

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      Akhila

      November 27, 2016 at 12:05pm

      hmm.. your aksmit also made me spam..ughh, remember..

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      • Josh

        November 28, 2016 at 9:46am

        How can i forget that!! 🙂 Thanks for bringing it into my notice 🙂

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  4. Sarang Khanna

    November 27, 2016 at 10:47am

    Yeah! That happens sometimes and it’s sad. Although Akismet is usually quite good with its algorithms.

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      Akhila

      November 27, 2016 at 11:53am

      ya, infact it was manageable till a few months back.. but recently many of my comments are spammed .. it’s really very sad..

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    Akhila

    November 27, 2016 at 12:03pm

    You are definitely one of those who made me post it..

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    Akhila

    November 27, 2016 at 12:08pm

    ya.. infact Akismet was almost perfect till a few months back.. but recently something went wrong..

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    Akhila

    November 27, 2016 at 12:09pm

    yes, varsha.. why is it so.. it was not like that earlier..ughh

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  10. PriyaPandian

    November 27, 2016 at 12:35pm

    Thanks for sharing Akhila. Checked my spam folder After going through your post. There were comments of frequent readers. Just now retrieved it. Thank you once again 🙂

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  11. vishal4u

    November 27, 2016 at 12:45pm

    I am using WordPress app in my Android phone, but could not access my spam folder on it. Can you please tell it in detail??

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      Akhila

      November 27, 2016 at 2:16pm

      Did you try this..”click on the wordpress icon in mobile app, scroll down , and now take “View Admin”.
      On entering your admin area, just take the comments where you can access your spam section.
      Unspam the required ones.”

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      • vishal4u

        November 27, 2016 at 4:01pm

        Thanks did that and fish found out lot of spam messages.
        Did found you a lot there.

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          Akhila

          November 28, 2016 at 3:37pm

          Ahh.. me too there….so ultimately i was helping myself..

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  13. Sweta Ojha

    November 27, 2016 at 2:03pm

    Hi there! thank you so so much for this information. I’ve lost about 169 comments due to the spam check. I restored a few that included your comments too. This is a very helpful post. Thanks a ton for sharing. 🙂

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      Akhila

      November 27, 2016 at 2:14pm

      Ah.. my comments also…so i was helping myself…

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  14. mywords331

    November 27, 2016 at 2:37pm

    Absolutely correct mam.
    I know a blogger whose comments mostly go in my spam.
    Will follow ur instructions.

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  15. Ameena k.g

    November 27, 2016 at 3:09pm

    Hahaha, for some unknown reason, your comment is always going to my spam. Thanks for the reminder again

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      Akhila

      November 28, 2016 at 3:32pm

      hmm…infact Akismet is doing a good job..they never allow the real spam comments to appear before moderation..but recently they are filtering the genuine comments too.. that’s a bit desperate thing

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      • Mick Canning

        November 28, 2016 at 3:34pm

        I suppose it must be something to do with the way their algorithms work. I do make a point of checking the spam folder every day or two, to see if there’s anything there that shouldn’t be.

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  16. theonlysup

    November 28, 2016 at 12:41am

    Spaaam folder is scared of akhila. It won’t allow her comment to be near her.. So no worries..;)

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  17. elaine

    November 28, 2016 at 11:40am

    yes Akhila, it has become a necessity to check the spam since many of the valuable comments happened to be waiting in spam. As always i appreciate u for posting a small topic yet which is significant 🙂

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      Akhila

      November 28, 2016 at 2:57pm

      thanks dear.. have a good day…celebrating the hartal here…

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      • elaine

        November 28, 2016 at 3:07pm

        haha….i recently read a thank you post on whatsapp stating that ” when any political murder happens, loss is only for the victim’s family as well as the culprit’s family. For rest of the society harthal is a day of joy for being relieved from schools, offices and perfectly to be at home

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          Akhila

          November 28, 2016 at 3:23pm

          Ah.. the way we are tuned to.. but above to that personally i am against these hartals..the very nature of our people to protest whenever there comes a change..

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          • elaine

            November 28, 2016 at 3:35pm

            yes Akhila even i am also against it

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  21. Meenakshi Sethi

    November 29, 2016 at 10:45am

    I always go there after I found your and one other friends valuable comments there. Thanks for sharing this post. Many still don’t know.

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    Akhila

    November 30, 2016 at 10:47am

    let me know the steps you do on reaching spam folder..

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  23. Sha'Tara

    November 30, 2016 at 12:21pm

    It’s your magnetic personality, they want to keep you all to themselves in there for private parties, you know…

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  24. doodlessworld

    December 2, 2016 at 8:12pm

    Yes. Definitely. I always miss out your comments mam because they go to spam folder. I will check on a regular basis now 🙂

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  25. tingleurtastebuds

    May 28, 2017 at 7:02pm

    I also was surprised to see some genuine comments in spam. True we need to check the spam regularly.

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      Akhila

      May 29, 2017 at 10:27am

      Yeah.. in fact nowadays I cannot even check my spam, that much it’s crowded with real spam comments..wondering why it’s not automatically filtered out..so I am deleting it altogether…might be missing genuine ones too..

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