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  • New comment published at Meals Alone on 03/12/2014 at 6:06 pm is what the email says on the subject line. I have had my blog since Nov and this just started a couple of days ago. Problem is all comments must be approved and there is no other info contained in the email as to the location of these ghost comments.
    I have actually searched my site and found no unapproved comments. Does anyone know why I am suddenly getting these emails.

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Sounds like the result of an especially poor comment spam bot. Make sure that you have Akismet activated and install http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

    Actually, Akismet came with my theme and I had a terrible spam problem. I switched and do not have any spam getting thru to me. They all go to a spam folder and I delete in one action. I am very happy with that plug-in. Plus this just started two days ago. No comments to be found just getting an email saying there is one published.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    No comments to be found

    That’s why I suggested that it could be the result of an especially poor comment spam bot. Have you installed the plugin I suggested?

    Incidentally, Akismet is bundled with WordPress by default and not with any theme.

    No, it did not work I still had a whole lot of spam coming through please do not mention it again. I want to know why I am getting emails when there are no comments. I have compared it to the spam folder and the times do not match. Plus it just started happening

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    You installed, tested and deleted this plugin in less than 5 minutes? Try a little longer.

    There is no magic bullet in these situations. This is just basic troubleshooting – a process of elimination deliberately designed to locate the root cause as quickly as possible by first removing the most obvious and common culprits via a series of (often) temporary steps. If this is not suitable for your needs, you may want to consider hiring someone to look into this instead.

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