I clear out all my spam almost daily, and did so yesterday.
So that means that 349 spam comments were caught by Akismet in one night instead of the usual five to ten!
What gives? And yes, I scanned through all of them – not one legitimate comment among them.
PS. As I am posting this, the spam has grown to
356 357 359 363 + 54 +20.
The previous line was from 13 May.
By 16 May, 678 more spams.
By 18 May, 519 more spams.
By 14 June, 3780 more spams (189 pages of comments in Admin)