Spammers suck

23 Apr

Has anyone else had an influx of spammers? I’m suddenly getting over 400 spam comments every two days. It’s driving me nuts because I like to go through the spam before deleting it just in case a real comment gets sent there. More irritating is that I use State Farm Insurance and that is the biggest spammer on my account. Well, that and all the porno sites. Then there are the spammers who like to use stupid names like ‘xlkdn’ and ‘eithgi’. What the hell? The spammer comment file has multiple posts from the same names. Take the state farm spammer. He/she posted six times in a row. So, who spams you? How many spammers do you get a day?

8 Responses to “Spammers suck”

  1. Rosie April 23, 2007 at 1:41 pm #

    Are you talking about spam on your blog or email account? On my blog I don’t get any. On my email account I probably get around 20-25 a day that all go into my spam folder. I give them a quick look once a day and usually delete them all. Sometimes I weed a few out by unsubscribing even though conventional wisdom says don’t open them if you don’t know the addy because you open yourself to virus. I have a good anti-virus on my computer, so far no problems.

    I can’t imagine getting 400. What a pain!

  2. scooper April 23, 2007 at 3:10 pm #

    Rosie- I’m talking about my wordpress blog spam folder. It gets full super fast. My email spam folder isn’t as bad because I check it often through out the day.

  3. amie stuart April 23, 2007 at 3:16 pm #

    HEROES!!!!!!!!! HEROES!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

  4. scooper April 23, 2007 at 3:28 pm #

    I was just doing the same thing on your blog! Oh yeah, the kids are going to bed on time.

  5. rhian April 23, 2007 at 8:10 pm #

    i’m not getting any blog spam (knock on wood) but i have noticed more of it slipping through and posting on other sites recently. i get a butt-ton of it via email even with three layers of filters – and yeah – i have to do the whole check to make sure legit email isn’t labeled spam which i just caught 2 of those today and had to rescue.

  6. scooper April 24, 2007 at 12:50 am #

    Most of mine gets caught in the spam folder but it makes searching for legit comments a pain in the ass. Since my spam folder has graduated to over 10 pages I haven’t searched past page 3 for comments that mistakenly ended up in the wrong folder.

  7. Susan Helene Gottfried April 24, 2007 at 7:35 pm #

    Nope, no blog spam here for awhile. I’ve had startling few blog spammers.

    I think they are afraid of Trevor. Which is quite wise on their end.

  8. she April 26, 2007 at 2:32 am #

    I know exactly what you’re talking about. I’ll even go one better, I posted a mini-rant about it on the same day you posted this. SHG tipped me off to your post 😉

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