Akismet new feature – delete spam on old posts.

I’ve just activated a new feature in Akismet 2.0 (the version that comes with WordPress 2.1) : it auto-deletes comment spam that is made to posts that are older than a month.

Where before I regularly had to clean out my akismet spam folder with a couple of hundred entries, I now only see the spam for the last month or so.

Surprisingly few spammers (for now) actually post to comments newer than one month  – perhaps because it is automated spam ?

Anyway, less spam for me to wade through… Akismet is good !