Lately My inbox has become a breeding ground for ridiculous comments.
left on some of my older blog posts from my time with blogger.
(Shhhhh…they apparently haven’t found me on wordpress yet!)
Most of then are highly comical.
Filled with Grammatical errors and questionable spelling.
Sometimes their entire comment appears to be a strange mixture if numbers and symbols.
Which leaves me slightly confused.
Some of the comments are quite complementary.
If only I could edit out the link to “what every they are trying to sell me.com” I would have allowed them to post.
I have blogged a long time before “they” noticed me and now, I just want them to leave me alone.
My email has become one big junk pile spewing messages like this one:
And people wonder why I hardly ever use my email.
One feature I love about wordpress is the spam software that automatically filters all of that out so I don’t have too.
The odd “ham” post shows up but I have to click “approve” or “deleted” and I have only seen two of those since I moved over to wordpress.
My blogger site sends me anywhere from 5-10 messages a day.
Sometimes it feels like I am opening up a HTML treasure trove of junk mail.
Now I just have to figure out how to minimize the “leftover comments ” from my old blog.
3 quick tips to fight spam
1) don’t use your primary email address to sign up for anything.
(I’m horrible with this one)
2) take advantage of spam blocking software your email already has and make sure to report all spam.
3.) disguise your email address on blog comments and online in forums.
Ex. Crazy4you (at) wherever dot com
I’m hoping over time the emails will lessen but for now they dreaded spammers haven’t found me on WordPress and I’m planning in staying in the shadows!
How do you protect yourself from spammers?