We are all afraid of spam. Spam is not only that nasty meaty stuff in cans or the sketch by Monthy Pythons …
… it is the plague of modern web communication.
Everybody wants to flood your site with undesidered links. Click me click me, they shout.
So we need a gate, a wall to keep them away.
There are several possibilities to protect your blog – even on not self hosted blogs.
go to Settings – Discussion – and check that tiny little box:
“Comments will be checked by admin before publishing”.
You have to read and check every comment and then approve it!
WordPress.com hosted blogs come along with a software called Aksimet.
It works ok after you have activated it. But you have to clean up the spam folder now and then. Sometimes I have to rescue some friends from the bottom of the spam folder.
If you have a self hosted wordpress blog, you have eve more possibilities.
You can install several anti-spam plugins.
Antispam Bee is pretty nice, a German product wich can be easily configured.
All these plugins and settings come to work after your reader or resident spammer has set up her message!
Hold your breath
There is a possibility to clear the mess before damage has be done.
GASP – Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
Now everybody has to check that little box to proof the humanity of the poster!
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