Hi – I have Akismet spam control activated, but my site is still receiving an outstanding number of spam comments each day. Today I had over 2,000 (this may have been built up from the last three days) and I deleted them all and refreshed the page and had 2 more, then refreshed again and had 2 more!
I checked out my Akismet stats, and it says for the month of September it’s detected over 148,000 spam comments!
Any idea what is causing this? Any way to fix it? Does this have a negative impact on my site (ie loading time?)
Of course when someone tries to leave a comment on your website, some php commands should be run as well as MySQL and it has effect on your web site but i am not sure about the percent of this effect. If you have a strong server,probably you don’t sense it.
Maybe one way is blocking the IP address of spammers from accessing your website. It works great specially if you have returning spammers.
Thanks to both of you for the replies. I’ve downloaded that plugin so hopefully it helps. Currently the comments already go into the “spam” folder, though, so not sure it will make a difference. I just wasn’t sure if it was normal to literally get hundreds of comments in your spam box on a regular basis!
If I notice any problems result, I’ll post again.
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