For some reason, the level of spam comments has more than quadrupled in the last couple of weeks. I have a great spam filter and so very, very rarely does anything sneak through. BUT, here is the thing – sometimes my filter is over-diligent and legitimate comments end up in the Spam heap. Because of that, I have always routinely checked my spam file on the blog before deleting it.
I don’t think I can do it anymore.
Every morning I open my spam filter and find hundreds of comments there.
In just 24 hours.
Pages and pages that I am scanning to be sure a legitimate comment has not ended up there.
It is distressing.
I hope you will forgive me if I stop scanning those comments and just hit the delete button.
IF you are a legitimate commenter and your comment does not appear on the blog, please email me (my email address here is caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com) and I will go look for your comment and publish it. I do have moderation in effect for first time commenters so there could be a day delay in seeing your comment published if you are new here. Also, if you include more than one link in your comment, it will automatically go to moderation. Otherwise, your comment should appear immediately.
Thanks for your patience!
And I’m curious – has anyone else noticed a big increase in spam comments lately?