I think Matt was reading my mind . .or my blog:
Comment spam is a problem that hits many blog systems, but fortunately on WordPress there are some very robust ways to deal with this scourge. Weâ€™re building some important protections into 1.3 but in the meantime you should take action to protect yourself. Our own Podz has put together a great resource on the Codex on how to Combat Comment Spam that has dozens of excellent methods, and here are some of the highlights
Click here for details. Run! Run! Do it!
UPDATE: I installed the WordPress 1.2.2 upgrade and things are working great!
UPDATE: I installed Spam Karma – – had a few issues because I stupidly named a file the wrong name (duh!) – but now that it’s up and running it seems a pretty awesome tool. Can someone leave a test comment here for me because I’ve heard that Spam Karma can delete all comments but ones left by the owner of the blog, I want to make sure this isn’t the case! Thnx!