Over the past week Akismet, the spam filter used by WordPress.com is not working. I’ve been getting a ton of spam which it would usually catch. Here are a few examples of the spam that I’ve received in the past few days (all not caught by Akismet):
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Home Owner Insurance
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There have been several other different types of spam emails as well – those which contain more than 10 links, viagra, gambling, and insurance. Such spam should have been caught by Akismet. It was being caught before and it’s missing them now.
What’s going on?