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[resolved] Akismet stopped working? 128 Spam comments in 8 hours (11 posts)

  1. zapata
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    For some strange reason Akismet is not blocking all spam. I was just bombarded by 128 spam comments/trackbacks. I looked up in WP Admin folder - Akismet section and found that there were 14 comments it had blocked since yesterday, so it means for some reason those 128 comments managed to pass through Akismet today. Any suggestions to turn something on or something off in my WP? Right now I'm suffering from the after effects of this hellish spam nightmare...

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Some new wrinkles on trackback spam going on it seems. Have you installed the Bad Behavior plugin yet? It works nicely with Akismet. http://www.homelandstupidity.us/software/bad-behavior/

  3. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry, there was a problem with the Akismet service last night, I've posted information about it here:

    http://akismet.com/blog/2006/08/downtime/

  4. Hot-screensaver
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No wonder, last night that happened to me too.

  5. darkfate
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yea, everyone kept asking on #wordpress. Now I know what the problem is.

  6. zapata
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Matt, No problem at all. Thanks for your quick action.

  7. Brian Layman
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This weekend really shows how well Akismet works. Thanks for the good service, Matt!

  8. keyo11
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Please help me. I get 75-100 unwanted spam messages a day in my guest book that I have to individually delete daily. Please help me with how to stop these messages. This is very frustrating......

    Thanks,
    K

  9. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    key011 - your guest book? We do support for WordPress blogs here.

  10. Another reason to not use only just Akismet. :)

  11. zaalouni
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for this information

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