The Bad Behavior plugin has done a good job of blocking spam for a long time now, but I’ve just discovered its failing.
Stopping WordPress Comment Spam
The Hello World post on this blog has been getting slammed with comment spam.
The Akismet plugin (which comes with WordPress) has been doing a good job of marking it all spam, but it still is a ton of stuff to delete (unless I just delete everything in the spam folder and presume it was spam).
I wanted to find some way to stop the spam before it even got into the system.