Support » Plugin: Akismet Spam Protection » More spam is getting through lately

  • Hi, I’m a big fan of your plugin and a long-time user.

    Unfortunately, over the past few weeks (approximately), it seems like much more spam is getting through.

    Maybe 5-10x as much.

    Spam comments with long YouTube URLs as the “website” in the comment data.

    Totally irrelevant topics/comments that aren’t even remotely related to the blog content.

    Comments with abnormal/non-english characters, like ḩ

    Just total garbage getting through, that I’ve never had to manually delete before.

    Is this something that’s being worked on?

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  • Plugin Support csonnek


    Happiness Rocketeer 🚀


    Spammers are always working to find new ways to get around our spam filtering. Akismet is always learning so if you come across a piece of spam that Akismet misses marking it as spam will help Akismet learn and not miss similar spam in the future.

    If you continue to see things getting through that you’ve marked as spam, please get in touch with a few example comments and we’ll be happy to look into this further.

    Thread Starter Ronnie55


    Thanks. I always mark them as spam. I guess I’ll see what happens this week and try to make a thread with a few really bad ones that got past the filter. Here’s one that just came in this instant. Total garbage, as you can see.…x
    Hi there, after reading this amazing paragraph i am also
    cheerful to share my knowledge here with friends.

    Vietnamese website link (my site is in English), .net link, etc. That’s pretty spammy.

    Plugin Support csonnek


    Happiness Rocketeer 🚀

    @ronnie55: Instead of creating a thread, please contact us directly so we can analyze your site’s data.


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