Monday, October 22, 2012

A little spam help please

I don't know if anyone else has encountered this, but I keep getting email messages from a couple of blogs that appear to be spam, usually for Rx drugs. I don't think the originate with the specific blog, but I'm not technically savvy, so if anyone has any suggestions/advice, I'd love to hear it



  1. Kari,

    I can't help you but just wanted to sympathise as I get them from 3 blogsites too. In fact, I've unsubscribed from a South African site because I got so many. The other 2 aren't so frequent but I might just mark them up as spam in my gmail account so they go to the spam bin or unsubscribe from those as well. You're certainly not alone!

  2. Kari:

    I have received a couple too, one from Powersports something or other, and also two or three requests to host that person as a guest blogger on my site.

    we must be famous . . .

    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

  3. Since I run all of my email through Google these days, very little spam seems to get through. I did get the guest blogger messages a couple of times and still do get notifications from my do not track software from a couple of blog sites warning me that things have been blocked.

  4. I like some of the others got a guest blogger message, but not much else. I have a completely different email for my "email me' link on my profile page than I use for my everyday emails. I check the Trobairitz email about once a week or so and deal with whatever might be in there. Not much lately.

  5. I don't get any spam e-mails that actually make it through, but I have been getting so many e-mails generated by spammed comments on the blog that I had to turn off the e-mail notification. It was a huge PIA. Of course now, I don't get alerted when folks comment. Just have to remember to check in more often.

  6. I get none ... I wonder if you are a member of, or following someone who is not a real someone but a spam generator? It must be annoying. My email provider seems to have a great spam filter and I get very few if any spam messages in my real account either.

  7. I get those once in a while and as long as you don't click on their link you are fine. When I see the spam in my comments I just delete it. Then I set the word verification for awhile and moderate comments and that's about it. It's annoying, but I always know they are there because my email tells me when a comment comes in.

    I hope this is what you are asking about!

  8. Dear BlueKat:

    I find the occasional comment left by a name that seems chummy enough, but then when I click on it, something I do rarely, I discover they are a tire or a gear wholesaler. I do get my share of alleged companies wanting to sponsor key words or something, leading back to a link, generally for a lawyer or an insurance company, or something. The want to give me a one-time payment of $50. I never let client/customer set the rates. I don't need $50 that badly.

    Fondest regards,
    Twisted Roads

  9. Thanks everyone.
    So far they're not too numerous, so I think I'll just keep deleting them for now. I hate to turn off notification, since it's hard to keep track otherwise.

    ...on the other hand maybe the one for Xanax might be helpful after all!