Increasingly missing obvious spam (6 posts)

  1. grahamjones
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Aksimet is increasingly missing obvious spam - even from spammers it previously caught. Why?

    My average monthly missed spam was 2 - over a period of several years use of Akismet.

    Now, this month the missed spam is a whopping 28.

    Why is Akismet suddenly going wrong? It works - but badly...!


  2. walkinman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Any luck on this? I just had a huge increase in spam comments missed, on both my blogs, this month .. I'm already at over 100 missed spam on one of them, when a typical #, for a whole month, is less than 3.

  3. tarvalian
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We're seeing this increasingly on a number of our client sites. Any word on what might be happening or when we might get a fix?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are you marking these as spam yourself? There are no issues with Akismet that I am aware of.

  5. tarvalian
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We are going through and marking them all as spam as they arrive, to little avail against incoming ones.

    Some of our sites having this problem are:


  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Akismet is not 100% effective. No plugin could be. Try also installing http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

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