For the last mont or so, I’ve been getting tons of [tag]comment spam[/tag] each day (not in the hundreds, but at least the fifties or so). Not really mind boggling compared to some large blogs out there, but still quite damn annoying to see and delete from the comments pool.
So, I got the [tag]Akismet[/tag] plugin for WordPress, a server based comment spam filter, and I have to say it’s been working great. Haven’t had any that got through the filter yet, and I don’t have to keep on marking and deleting comment spam. If you’re having problems with comment spam, give Akismet a try.