I got up this morning and found over 90 bits of suspected comment spam waiting for my review.
Lots of kinky sex terms and bizarre links, many wrapped up in innocuous messages.
“I have just found your site and it is very useful. I will visit again.”
Right. I bet you will.
After slogging through the process of deleting the spam messages one by one, I downloaded and installed SpamFree, a WordPress plug-in. It’s already zapping new spam messages as they arrive. Much easier than my previous manual review process. That worked when there were ten a day, but with 90 overnight, too much.
Hopefully this won’t block any legitimate comments.
Please let me know if you notice new problems.