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Stop Akismet fr. flagging legit comments (3 posts)

  1. richards1052
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have a real legitimate commenter whose comments are always caught by Akismet. I always liberate the comment & check the "Not Spam" box, but his comments are always filtered subsequently. Is there anyway to tweak Akismet so it will stop flagging his comments?

    There are no URLs or any suspicious content in his comments as far as I can tell.

  2. theapparatus
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'll spare you my opinion of Akismet and point you to their contact form. Best bet would be to send your commenter in that direction. Marking their comments as not being spam and saving is really all you can do.


  3. richards1052
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I did report the problem to Akismet & they said they would try to fix the problem. But the next time the commenter tried to comment Akismet filtered the comment again. I saw that the commenter was inserting his Yahoo.com website URL in the URL field & suggested he send a test comment without that & Akismet did NOT filter that comment. So Akismet is programmed to stop all comments using Yahoo.com in their URL fields.

    I can understand that Yahoo is a site a lot of spammers use for their e mail addresses. But this fellow is not a spammer. It's really a shame there is no provision made to exclude specific non-spammer individuals who might include a Yahoo.com URL with their comment.

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