Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22126-697:
I wish that the WordPress spam filter, Akismet, made some similitude of sense sometimes. I mean, I am glad to have it because if you have ever looked in your spam filter you will be quite shocked at some of the things. Since this last update to WP, I have noticed that my spam comments have gone down, except that now we are back to people I know and like and want to have comment are winding up in the spam folder.
This evening, as I was pondering what to post it occurred to me that I haven’t checked my spam folder in the last couple of days so I went in there and sure enough, there sat Mr. Ohh and Beck quietly waiting to be let out of Spamville. Now, I could understand if they had never commented before but they have commented plenty of times. In fact, right next to their names in the spam folder is a little notation that says “33 Approved” and “24 Approved” which tells me that they have used the same credentials each time and are known commenters. What gives?
I went to the Plug-in settings and there is no way to “White-list” someone’s IP or e-mail address. I filled out their contact form but since I am using the free version I don’t know when they will get back to me. But you know what? If that is the biggest problem I have to face, I am probably doing pretty good.