Up until recently, I had not had much of an issue with spam mail, but lately that all changed.  This morning, my spam folder EXPLODED!  I finally had to contact WordPress to see what was happening.  I literally received 350+ spam emails this morning alone, with regards to a post I wrote quite awhile ago.  At first, I was trying to answer them all, even though I thought some were a little odd.  After all, I don’t want to prevent readers and followers from commenting, and I truly want to hear from as many people as I can, but this was getting way out of hand.  I had to do something.  WordPress discovered they were all SPAM.

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One by one, we “opened them up” to see what was inside, and they were all deleted.  Hopefully WordPress will do a better job of preventing that from happening again in the future.  One thing I was advised to do was to turn off comments from anything older than 28 days.

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I don’t know if anyone else has been having this problem, but I thought you should all know.  I will continue to keep checking my spam folder, because I know nothing is fool proof, and some of the items that find their way to spam are actually things I may be interested in.  But the best way for anyone to get a hold of me regarding my blog is go to and leave a message there.  I do eventually get back to everyone.

Stay safe and stay well everyone.  ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

14 thoughts on “Spamalot!”

  1. That’s so annoying!! One day I had some random person comment on every single one of my comments begging for money. I had to delete every single one! It took forever! I wish they would have went to my spam folder.

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  2. I haven’t been spammed but ever since I begun offering subscriptions I’ve been receiving a lot of domains from Russia, Africa, various Caribbean Islands and Far East countries. Plus many changing passwords. I now have more subscribers than followers and I’m not really convinced this is because of my posts. WordPress says there’s nothing to worry about but it’s a bit unnerving. Has anyone else ever experienced this?


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