How often have you seen this happen? I have not yet experienced this. We have been using Akismet for 4+ years. We periodically check the spam comments and even when we occasionally find one that looks legitimate, we do a search using the text of the message and see hundreds or thousands of duplicate comments on other blogs.
Originally Posted by bogart
Akismet has captured over 82,000 spam comments on our most popular blog and I've only found two or three that were legitimate. A lot of comments that look legitimate are actually spam. Some spammers have gotten a lot smarter.
We also actively report all spam comments that do get through. When you see spam, click the spam link instead of the trash link and the spam message gets reported to Akismet.
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