Recently, I have started to get a large amount of commercial spam in my inbox, which are redirected comments from this blog. The recent post 'Whitesands' especially has attracted a lot of unwanted attention from the spambots. I am reviewing and deleting around 20 comments a day. I know they are not appearing on the blog, as Blogger's spam filters are fairly effective, so thus far they are only an inconvenience to me - Unless You Know Better.
I'm very reluctant to reinstate that awful Captcha thing for all comments, as I know what a PITA it is from commenting elsewhere. As long as it's only me that suffers the inconvenience I don't mind too much. But if it's bothering readers I will have to think again.
I generally request follow-up comments to be emailed to me whenever I comment on someone else's blog, and I have been getting a lot of spam comments from two other blogs in particular - JuliaM's Ambush Predator and Woman On A Raft. It would appear that event though the spam doesn't appear in the blog, the email notification system is working before the filter rather than after it.
If this is happening to you, please let me know either here or by email and I will consider reinstating the dreaded Captcha. I don't want to do this, but if it's upsetting my loyal readership (thanks, both of you) then I will have a think about it.