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[resolved] Emails Returned (8 posts)

  1. TCrowe
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I am getting most of my replies to comments returned with "sender does not exist" or something of that nature. To be clear I also find these comments in the spam folder and some are so pointed that I post them on my blog. Still, I add a thank you or something of that nature and the email process seems to fail.

    I'm wondering if I'm falling prey to a well orchestrated spam group or if Akismet rules are putting these in spam when they are not. OR, if I have to adjust some settings that I missed in the whirl wind I went through to get everything set up and online. My blog is successful so far but not if these are anything mentioned above. I need to weed this and find out where I really am. I can provide addresses if that would help.
    Site url: wordpress.glenellenphotography.com/wp/

    Thanks for this wonderful software!

  2. I'm wondering if I'm falling prey to a well orchestrated spam group

    Double-check the website URL provided by the commenters. Spam comment bots have gotten clever, they post very vague yet positive comments that seem like they should fit, but when you check the URL it's some sort of foreign stock exchange or weight loss system.

    Rule #1 of managing comment spam, if you don't want that link on your blog, that comment doesn't belong on your blog either. ;)

  3. TCrowe
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    That is exactly what I feared. They all go to 404's or gamer sites. And, you're correct, they are all close to the mark and politely couched. Thank you so much. I believe a whole sale delete is in order and perhaps a few IP #'s blacklisted.

    Now I know why I pay wordpress the big bucks! I have a few sites and it always took a lot longer to be known than what has occurred here and I started wondering how such good fortune had happened so suddenly. Great and meaningful paragraph my foot!
    I had, at first, thought it was due to all the social media I attend. After a while even a pig finds water. (or, words to that affect)

  4. Yeah, comment spam is just one of things we all have to deal with, like email spam. Sooner or later, they find yet.

    The best thing to do is to trust your anti-spam filters. Beyond that, always trust your gut. They know that positivity will often lead to approval, and in many cases it is sadly true, so just stay one step ahead at all times.

  5. TCrowe
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Well, that is resolved and you and I were right. I think what I need to do is to launch at least 14 more Blogs and I will surely get one legitimate comment with that many. I guess I'm not in it for the money.

  6. Never be in it for the money, always be in it for your own satisfaction. The audience and money will build over time. :)

  7. TCrowe
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I think you know that I was grinning when I posted that. I have to say that I updated my Blogs today with v4.0 and am even more impressed with Word Press than I already was. It is a really meaningful thing to this old Vietnam vet to find such beautiful software that just keeps getting better. I am thinking that I would like to support WP in some capacity. I've seen a lot of stuff but am so pleased with the organization of the people that make all this happen.

    I'm no IT guy, just a guy with a lot to say and I couldn't do so without WP. I tried several softwares before I settled on WP. No need to mention them. It isn't much that I have seen that gives me the happiness of the team that is WordPress. I don't know anyone here but I just have to say thanks from an old vet.

  8. Thanks for the kind words! They mean quite a bit after such a long day. :)

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