Only joking! This post has nothing to do with processed pressed meat and I will not be stockpiling tins of Spam. This is about the other kind of spam – electronic junk mail. You would not believe how many times Jennifer Lopez has tried to post a comment on my blog telling me how desperately she needs my help. All I have to do is deposit $750 worth of bitcoins in her PayPal account!
Anyhow, I have discovered that a number of blog comments which should have appeared in the main list to approve have somehow found their way into the spam folder. I was alerted to this by a readers a week or so ago, contacted WordPress and they told me about the folder. Until then I didn’t even know it existed !
Today, another reader contacted me privately to say that her comments didn’t seem to be ‘sticking’ to my blog so I had another look in the spam folder, and there they were! I have no idea why this is happening but I’ve now approved the comments and it seems that I will need to check regularly. Since looking a week ago over three hundred messages arrived in the spam folder. Thank goodness WordPress has this function even if it does occasionally ‘junk’ a genuine comment.
Rest assured, if you are kind enough to leave messages, I may take a day or two, but I will always acknowledge them.