Is anyone else having to deal with a ton of spam comments that seem to be linked to outlook email accounts? I’ve gotten about 30 since friday! I keep sending the comments to spam, and permanently deleting them, but its a ton of extra work!
Anyone else noticed this happening on your blogs?
Anyone know of a solution? Or where to change certain settings to stop it or moderate every comment or I read somewhere there is a setting for having people fill out their names and stuff before they are able to post a comment?
I need this to stop!
Its so frustrating and annoying!

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

28 thoughts on “Spam!”

  1. Yeah similar thing happened to me. I had 6 people following via email and they were all random outlook emails. They were there for a couple days but now they have gone.

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  2. I noticed there were spam comments that were not in my spam box on my blog waiting for approval. All by same person but with different outlook email. I marked them spam then I went to my spam box, clicked on user info and on there, there is block user, which I have done. So I am hoping that works for me, where I don’t see spam comments waiting anymore for approval. If you are aware they follow you, then delete their subscription. But I did not have them following, they just left comments. So blocked them.

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      1. First time I have experienced spam comments getting through like that and yes it is annoying. I am so glad comments don’t get on my blog till I have approved them, otherwise my blog would have been covered with annoying spam comments. I hope by blocking that it stops anymore. Although I different one this morning, but this was already in my spam box, so not as bad if in the right place.

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  3. To change the options for comments appearing, go to your discussion settings: adding “/wp-admin/options-discussion.php” after your website address will get you to the correct page.

    The second group of settings on that page is called “other comment settings”.
    There are check boxes for options including “Comment author must fill out name and email” and “Users must be registered and logged in to comment”

    If you want to moderate and manually approve all comments before they appear there is also a section further down the page called “Before a comment appears” with a check box option “Comment must be manually approved”

    Hope that helps.

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    1. I knew they were not proper comments because the English was broken and the comments were all about how my website was nice looking and how they were able to navigate it, no person who read my blog has ever said such a thing so I knew they were spam


  4. Yes! It started yesterday and i think in total I’ve had near 100 of the them! All outlook, some different names, all different email addys. I’ll try the suggestions above, cos they’re dam annoying! xo

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