I’m always loathed to just click the “Delete All” in my Akismet Spam box – just in case there’s something there I really would like to read, or even edit to make into quality content. However I really can’t face piling through pages and pages of spam with links to all manner of things…
Then I found Auntie Spam, a script that works with GreaseMonkey in Firefox (you should already have GreaseMonkey installed if you’re using the Google Reader timesaving preview.
Akismet Auntie Spam is a kind old lady who will come to your house and give it a thorough cleaning. Sheâ€™s not afraid of the dark corners, particularly the spam inbox because she knows exactly how to handle the creepy crawlies hiding out of sight.
Auntie Spam has just deleted all 104 spam comments that Akismet spotted, and I’m 100% sure that none of them were false positives! Job done in a matter of seconds!
Regardless of how good anti-spam is supposed to be, I really can’t help but wonder if somehow, in some way, a valuable email was wiped out along with the other spam. I wish there was a way to have 100% certainty, but I don’t think there is.
That’s what I like about Auntie Spam, it groups them by sender, so instead of going through pages and pages of links to questionable content, I can see that 60% are from one sender – it’s at least a half way house for being able to see the wood from the trees!