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  • My client has a blog and they post about 3 times a week.

    Site – http://blog.mymsaa.org/

    A post may get a few comments here and there but nothing huge in numbers.

    This site however does get A LOT of Spam comments.

    I have 2 plugins installed to fight spam.

    #1 – Akismet / Version 3.1.1
    #2 – Math Comment Spam Protection / Version 3.0

    I was getting TONS of spam before I installed these plugins so they have helped a great deal.

    For example, in July 2014 I had 8,000 comments.
    In May 2015, I have 200 comments.

    I get comment notifications & so does my client and we both need to get these.

    My Discussion settings are as so:
    (checked) Anyone posts a comment
    (checked) A comment is held for moderation

    The problem is, EVERY time a spam comment comes through I get the email notification, even though when I login to WordPress it ALREADY in the spam folder.

    Why am I getting these email comment notifications if WordPress has already marked it as spam? This happens every time a spam comment comes through and it is very annoying but my client has to get them.

    Any help or feedback would be much appreciated, thank you.

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