Spam and outside threats are becoming a real burden. Almost every day I was getting close to 2,000 spam comments. The comments very rarely get through to the blog but go into a spam folder . . of sorts. I can hit a “delete spam” button but because of settings due to the “outside threats”, the process of deleting spam times out after so many seconds and only about 70 comments got deleted. It was taking me forever each night to dump all that. After 15 days, I think the program automatically dumps the ones that are that age but 15 days x 2000 messages per day is a whole lot of junk in my . . I don’t know what you call it but it’s a whole lot!
I’ve talked to my blog lady and the guy who hosts the blog and they want to keep that time out period where it is to hopefully keep other bad things from happening so what I’ve done to hopefully help (and so far it has . . as of 2:30 p.m., I only have 17 spam messages today) is I’ve changed the setting so that no comments can be left on blog posts older than 20 days. So if you go back to an old blog post and try to leave a comment, the comments are closed. I don’t often get comments on those old posts so I don’t think it’s going to be a problem and looks like it’s going to help me a lot.
You can always email me if you need to tell me something . . hit the contact button (right end on the red sidebar) and the email address pops right up.