A New Tool in the Fight Against Spammers
January 23, 2014
We hate spammers. You hate spammers. And we here at Typepad spend a lot of time fighting the good fight against them. Our next step in this battle is giving you a new tool that should significantly cut down on the amount of comment spam you see.
If you'd prefer to turn this option off, you can select the No option, but we do highly discourage this.
We've made huge strides in dealing with spammers over the last year and we'll continue to keep improving and offering more tools to help. We might hate spammers, but we love you.
I just left WordPress for the deluge of spam it couldn't keep out. Good to hear TypePad is fighting the good fight :-)
Posted by: Jessie Ann Haynes | January 23, 2014 at 05:51 PM
I think a "spam" ad has been added to my blog...every time I open a post....a voice over ad come on...any ideas?
Posted by: Andersenseven | January 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM
I didn't get a voice-over when I went to your blog.
It's possible that you've picked up some malware on your computer. I'd recommend using a program like Ad-Aware to check it for any problems:
If you continue to have issues, please do open a help ticket and someone will be happy to help you.
Posted by: Kymberlie | January 24, 2014 at 01:49 PM
I had noticed the sudden drop-off from having 200-300 spam comments each day to having zero. Well done! I had been fighting the spam issue since last April.
Posted by: Cop Car | January 25, 2014 at 08:10 AM
Amazing difference from the last time I cleaned out the spam. Thanks! But isn't it possible that the spammers can adjust to this change as easily as you can require it?
Posted by: Faith in Context | January 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Part of the problem with spam is that the spammers are contstantly adjusting to work around anything that we put in place. However, we'll continue to come up with more and better ideas to block them from commenting. We're in it for the long haul!
Posted by: Kymberlie | January 27, 2014 at 12:20 PM
I agree with the above comments. My spam has virtually disappeared over the past few days, and I'm holding my breath, hoping this will continue. I will not miss all those ads for Viagra and various medical remedies, among other things.
Posted by: davidinnv | January 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM
great addition, will turn this on and see what difference it makes :) keep up adding great features.
Posted by: Soglos Murray | January 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM
I used to get a lot of robot spam... now, not anymore. All that rubbish got through despite captcha and other measures already in place. Now, crickets! I love it. Thank you, Typepad.
Posted by: Werner Patels | January 30, 2014 at 08:00 PM
I wanted to post a comment about this new feature, but even after two attempts, it doesn't show up. I am giving up.
Posted by: Werner Patels | January 30, 2014 at 08:01 PM
Bravo, Typepad! Well done, you! What a big difference! Thank you for your efforts.
Posted by: Tara Bradford | January 31, 2014 at 08:31 AM
I approved one of the other comments for you. It did indeed get caught in the filter.
We're glad to hear that it's working so well for you!
Posted by: Kymberlie | January 31, 2014 at 04:45 PM