I usually check my spam and trash comments daily. First, I want to make sure that some legit comments didn’t inadvertently get swept up into my spam folder or bypassed spam and went directly to trash. And second, because I’m anal and I want to keep my blog neat and tidy, free of spam and trash.
But I somehow missed doing my spam/trash cleanup yesterday and when I went to tidy up today, this is what I found:
Between spam and trash, there were 129 bogus comments in 24 hours. And within 30 minutes of taking the above screenshots, I received three more comments in my spam folder and one more in trash. Do these spammers really think they’re fooling anyone when they say something like “You guys are doing a great job.” What guys? Anyone who has read my blog knows that I’m a sole practitioner.
Or how about “My bother found your weblog on MSN and strongly recommend it to me.” My weblog? Really? On MSN? Seriously?
And then there are the spammers who ask what blogging platform I use, if I created my own theme, or if I have trouble with spammers.
Oh well, while annoying, these spammers are, so far anyway, harmless. I just need to remember to check my spam at least daily so I don’t end up with spam and trash by the hundreds.
How often to you check and clean out your spam and/or trash folders?