I’ve had akismet installed for a few weeks, both here on wordpress.com and on my other WP blog (www.apt47.com). Now, on the wordpress.com there are no comments, hence no spam. But on the other one I get tons of spam.
The problem is that when i login i can see that there are some 10 comments logged as spam på akismet – but i can’t see and verify them anywhere. It says “hese are the latest comments identified as spam by Akismet. If you see any mistakes, simply mark the comment as “not spam” and Akismet will learn…” etc.. but below is always empty? Very strange. Anyone else experience this?
How do I get to see and verify comments identified as spam by akismet?
Akismet works partly on the principle that if spam starts coming from one IP address, that legitimate comments will not be in there.
So if 100 spams arrive from IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xx it’s pointless showing you more than one because it’s all dross.
If you are not seeing any, I would imagine it’s because the IP sent far more across many blogs so it counted them before it shot them – there is almost no point in showing them to you because it IS right. You would verify them in an instant.
I’ll add – to reassure you – that the number of posts concerning false identification of comments as spam that have been reported here has been very very low. It’s a pretty good system.