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I could be setting myself up as a spam target now….
In January of 2009, this blog received 1,455 comment spamming attempts, which my spam filter (Akismet) foiled. The most attempts in one day, so far, is 105. Thank God for spam filters!
I’ve been lucky – nothing has gotten through yet. There are messages that don’t look like spam to Akismet: with a little bit of wisdom and a Google search, I catch the rest. If a comment looks generic, I use Google to search for the text of the comment (in quotes) to see if other bloggers have fallen foul. If I get a search hit, then I know it’s spam!
If you blog, then follow that tip to avoid your reputation being sullied by some tricky sheister!
Here is a graph of the amount of spam caught by day:
So thanks, spammers, for giving me the data to create a pretty graph like this!