Posts Tagged ‘spam’

Spam Drives Everyone Crazy!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Q: Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.

A: Spam drives everyone crazy! My husband has this female voice that announces: “you have new junk mail. Yippee!” every time a new email comes in. He insists it is almost totally accurate. I don’t have a voice talking to me. I get literally hundreds of spam a day and my poor computer would get hoarse if it had to tell me every time spam arrived. I have a spam filter that does a nice job separating the wheat from the chaff but it occasionally lets through the spam anyway. To avoid allowing the spam to enter my site, no comment is allowed to be published until I push the ‘approve’ button.

To answer your question, I doubt any one spam plug-in is any better than another. Sometimes I think the people sending out the spam have programmed their computers to send them automatically to any email address they have access to. I read a story years ago of a world where humans had annihilated themselves and the computer operated house just continued to set the table and do the dishes and vacuum the floors as if nothing had happened. If humans ever do annihilate themselves, I’m sure the sound of the human voice will continue in my house as it announces to no one ‘You have new junk mail. Yippee!”

Ignore the junk mail. Push the ‘delete’ button and get on with the fun part of blogging. Best of luck to you.