I swear to anyone listening that no one can make this shit up! If anyone wonders, why I swear so much….this is ONE example.
No that is not a typo!….. What it is, is just my luck!…. I spent a good hour yesterday emptying my spam folder. (even with bulk edit, it only lets you empty 20 at a time). I had almost 2000 comments in spam, so it did take awhile.
I don’t know if you can read that, but when I was done yesterday it said I had -17 spam comments. Not sure how they came up with that number either, like I said just my luck?
When I signed into WP this afternoon after running all my errands this morning, I had 370K
Before I was done chatting with “WP support” I had another 7000.
When I started writing this I thought I was “gonna go off” about this, but to tell you the truth now, I am just plain exhausted. Below is a copy of the chat with wp:
I emptied my spam folder yesterday and today I have 370k comments in spam. Can you do a mass delete for me?
What type of spam are you talking about please? Is it comment spam?
Ok, Comments can be managed via the WP Admin area of your site here:
Click on that link and then on Comments tab on the left bar.
You can then select the spam comments and at the top of the comments list
that is what i did yesterday and I deleted all the spam comments 20 at a time
i got 370k overnight
In this case I advise you to blacklist this spam source
how do I do that?
You can do that by coping the email address of the spam comment and pasting it in the Blacklist textarea in this settings page here:
the messages are coming from no email address
Do you have an example for me to help you?
You may copy the IP address as well.
I mean instead of the email address.
you cant sign into my account?
ip is the www address?
The IP address appears below the comment author’s gravatar
The IP address is a number
I’ll send you a screenshot, hang on, please.
i think i found it
how do you add multiple ip addresses
Ok, one per line
and is there not a way to do a “mass dump”?
Actually no, the same IP needs to be added just once.
email@example.com 6 minutes ago·www.herpescured.com
they are all different ip addresses
I advise you to activate the comments option that makes name and email required.
i just want to make sure you are telling me I have to add them all manually? there isn’t on dump all spam bucket
Yes, that’s correct.
There isn’t a way to add those IPs or emails automatically.
We already have an anti-spam tool
I thought so too, but why did I get so many?
it is working but the comments that passes through it, they need to be marked as spam or blacklisted manually.
ok, well ty for your time, I apparently have a lot of work to do
I think this comment option is really important to activate.
but it still wont dump the ones there
No, it’s just to avoid that amount of spam.
In the future
one last question
has anyone else ever had that much spam in one day
or am i just lucky?
I can’t tell, but making name and email requirements, makes it more difficult to robots send spams
Ok ty for your help. Have a nice day
Did I mention you can’t make this shit up?!?!?
Needless to say, I am NOT going to go through an add all of those ip addresses, and I am kind of disappointment that they were not able to help other than to suggest that I only let people with a wp account comment. That is what I have done for now.
I was thinking of switching to self hosted next month, maybe things will change for the better then. In the meantime, I apologize if you can’t comment on a post.
Has anyone ever had a problem like this? Help? Advice? Tips?