First post, please be gentle :)
I've set up my first wordpress site, and of course am now getting tons of spam comments. I looked at http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam to try and get the gist of how to set up the blacklist to save myself some time, but it seems that it's either being ignored or I've missed a step in setting it up, as the spam comments containing the words I've filtered are still coming in.
For example, I've put 'lista de email' (along with a few variants - 'iista de email' etc) on my blacklist, and yet I've got dozens of comments from them waiting for approval. I assumed they would automatically be removed from my pending list?
Is there an additional step to set up the blacklist apart from entering words and hitting save changes? Is there a "setting up the blacklist" for dummies?