About 4 hours ago I deleted 90 comments which akismet declared as spam, now I have 5 more spammy comments. At this rate of spam, there is no chance that I will be able to detect any false positive in the spam queue therefor I wonder what is exactly the point of having a spam queue. And this is on a new blog which should be low ranked for any interesting search term, am I just an anomaly or does more popular blogs getting even more spam?
This isn’t only a blog comments problem, most of the time if your mail gets into a spam queue on someones mail the chances he will notice it are very slim. I am lucky since I don’t receive much mail in english and I can quickly scan my spam for hebrew subject line and find false positives.
Over the last years we were conditioned to trust our spam filters. Maybe it is time to take a step further and just configure them to delete anything that looks like spam and save as the need to manually delete it..