The Akismet plugin is deleting old spam comments after a period of time (I'm guessing within a week).
This box is NOT checked:
"Auto-delete spam submitted on posts more than a month old."
I've sent a message to Akismet support more than a week ago but I've not yet received a reply. I think this is a bug in the plugin... I have two blogs and they both have this problem.
Not only does it delete comments that it's flagged, it deleted all the older comments I put into the spam folder prior to installing the Akismet plugin. In other words, I had spam comments in the spam folder before installing the plugin. A few days after the plugin was installed, those disappeared.
I do not want Akismet to delete anything. I do not check/review comments often enough to verify false positives so I want all comments saved indefinitely, even the spam.
Does anyone know why it's deleting spam comments even though it's set not to? Does anyone know of a workaround?