[wp-hackers] What is up with Akismet?
viper at viper007bond.com
Mon Dec 3 12:10:49 GMT 2007
The spammers are just getting smarter. I've been getting a lot of sneaky
spam lately that Akismet says is okay as it's so deceiving. Luckily, I use
Spam Karma 2 combined with it's Akismet plugin, so when/if Akismet fails,
SK2 usually picks up the slack and catches it regardless.
On 12/3/07, DD32 <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:
> I've been getting a few slipping through (1-5/day) this past week..
> Strangely enough, they ALL have the url "http://e.blog1.net.in/"
> On Mon, 03 Dec 2007 22:18:17 +1100, Jeremy Visser <jeremy.visser at gmail.com>
> > In the last few weeks, I have received between one and three comment
> > notification emails _per_day_ from my WordPress blog informing me of
> > new comments on my blog, but all of them have turned out to be spam.
> > That's about 20 comments in the last couple of weeks Akismet has
> > mislabelled.
> > Has anyone else been encountering this? Since 2005, Akismet has been
> > flawless -- it's only started going awry lately.
> > I know Akismet is working -- it still catches around 20 spam comments
> > a day, but one or two get through. Perhaps spammers have been abusing
> > the Akismet API by submitting spam as ham to confuse the bayesian
> > filter?
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