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.





  1. There is a brilliant book out there, can’t remember who wrote it, sorry, about a guy I think from Scotland, who entered into an email exchange with one of those Kenyan princes who need a British bank account to transfer millions of pounds into. He kept sending emails back along the lines of ‘I’d love to help but I’ve got to tax my car this month, could you send me some more info about yourself so I can picture what you look like’ or just sending only 4 digits of a made up sort code, an account number (also made up) with one number missing etc. There was a radio programme about it too, so funny. Maybe if we all started doing that and tied up their time, then it would stop!


  2. I don’t even know what most of my spam comments are about (and probably don’t want to know) as they seem to be written in some Middle Eastern script. It is so annoying.


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