It is said that 80% or more of the emails sent are spam. A good share of those are caught by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Still the spammers keep trying to get through and a very small percentage will find there way to your email in-box. Be very wary of any email from someone you don’t know, especially if there are attachments. Also if they have links, don’t click on them. If it appears to be from someplace like you bank, instead, go directly to your bank’s website and see if they actually sent you a message.
I also get spam comments on this blog. Everyday it runs between 10 to 20 comments that I have to delete. A good share of the spam comments are ones pointing to foreign websites that sell prescription drugs. Then there are comments that are selling SEO services. SEO is an abbreviation for “Search Engine Optimization, which means that they will try to get your website to the top of search results. Google says that these kind of services don’t work because their criterion changes often. The third kind of spam comment is one that is complimentary on a post or the blog in general. Those usually have a link to malicious foreign website.
There doesn’t seem to be any way to stop spam comments. Spam emails are illegal but that sure hasn’t stopped those either.