Spam Comments - What To Do?
Hello to you all! Hope you are all having a good day. Today I just wanted to reach out to the community to share a small problem that I am having.
I Have been running The Make Money Online Zone website for a few years and I love to get comments on my posts from genuine readers. Normally comments are a good thing, but lately I'm getting some really annoying spam comments!
I know that Security here at Wealthy Affiliate is pretty good and I understand that spammers are very good at what they do too. So just to clarify, I'm not having a go at anyone here. It's just very annoying!
Take a look at this...
I'm receiving HUGE spam comments that take up 2 or 3 pages of text. The one you see in the image above was about double the size you can see in the picture. Of course, I'm not allowing these onto my website. On average, I will maybe receive 5 or 6 of these per day. Today I received 12! I believe they are written in Russian.
Now, I know we have spam filters which they are clearly getting past. But I also know that you can blog spammers by putting their I.P. address in the discussion area of WordPress...
However, blocking the I.P. like this just sends the comment to trash and doesn't actually block the spammer. But here's the real pain... The spammers just keep changing their I.P. address so I can never stop them!
I just wondered if anyone else had experienced this problem? If so how did you deal with it?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Hope you have a great day!