Asking for a favor: check your spam folder

Hello all! I just wanted to write a quick post to say I think many of my comments on blogs are being marked as spam. Each time I comment on different blogs my comment disappears. I’ve contacted a few people via email and they have confirmed this. I comment on many blogs each day so I’m hoping many of you will get the message this way. I do apologize for the trouble. Not sure why all of a sudden I am a spammer, but hopefully the issue will be resolved quickly. Thanks for your time and patience.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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92 Responses to Asking for a favor: check your spam folder

  1. Checked my spam folder and you are not hiding there, so everything’s ok at my end :).

  2. Frank says:

    Sorry to see that this is happening. Nonetheless, it’s a good reminder to all. I always check because it happened to me – and it was a pain!

    • TBM says:

      I also check frequently since I’ve noticed some of buddies in there. Not sure who or why they decide to torture some of us. And yes, it’s a pain and I feel bad that bloggers may think I’m not visiting.

  3. Oh boy, there you were, lumped in with the viagra, the designer bags and the dancing bear strippers. I bet you were having a hell of a good time πŸ˜‰

  4. I had that problem awhile back and had to contact WordPress to get them to fix it. It was SOOOO annoying while it was happening.

  5. Beth Ann says:

    Yep–some of yours were in there!! Grrr. I have a couple people who have been flagged repeatedly as spam even though they comment often. Not sure why that happens and I am usually pretty good at checking my spam box but hadn’t done it yet this week so now all your comments are added! Thanks for alerting!!!

  6. I saved you several times–but I do not know where you went!

  7. vinnieh says:

    I seem to be having the same problem lately, hopefully it will be resolved soon.

  8. niasunset says:

    I found some of them in my spam box, πŸ™‚ But I didn’t let it go… Love you, Thanks and Love, nia

  9. thirdeyemom says:

    I just checked and no spam. How annoying! I’ve had an ongoing issue for months now in which sometimes my posts are sent via email twice. I’ve tried on and on to get it fixed but WP doesn’t know how. Oh well…

  10. bulldog says:

    I have found a few of your comments in my spam box.. don’t know why either… the address all looks clear to me…

    • TBM says:

      Who knows. I know this has happened to a few of my buddies so I try to check spam on a regular basis. Just a weird quirk I guess. Thanks for finding me.

  11. You were in my spam box yesterday but I unspammed you – hope it didn’t hurt!

  12. Geoff W says:

    That is so strange! I had one in my spam from you and another blogger who comments regularly. I wonder if they’re changing the algorithms or something?!

  13. Meanderer says:

    I’m having the same problem with comments I am making today so this probably won’t appear either πŸ™‚

    I have sent questions to the fora but to no avail. I saw your question in ‘Staff questions’ but when I tried to do the same it said only bloggers who have paid for upgrades can use that facility 😦

    • TBM says:

      I just found this in my spam folder. That’s weird it won’t let you comment on the forum. I just commented on your gorgeous daisies photo and I think I went straight into your spam folder.

      • Meanderer says:

        I’m highly suspicious. I just checked my spam folder which said 2 spam in the queue but when I checked it – your comment was in there along with the 2 identifiable spam comments.

        I’ve tried commenting on the fora about this a few times and the latest response was that it was all fixed. I therefore tried to comment on someone’s blog and it didn’t appear. I’ve explained just now on the fora what happened but have had no response as yet.

        It’s all very disconcerting for us regular – long-time – bloggers. I guess you get what you pay for πŸ˜‰

        Many thanks for the comment, TBM; much appreciated πŸ™‚

        Will be in touch with regards to the comments issue.

      • TBM says:

        I really hope the issue is resolved for you soon. I know how frustrating it is. Not only is it a pain, but I feel bad that some bloggers will think I’m not popping in to say hi. I have a feeling this will take days to resolve. I hope it isn’t longer. I wish you the best of luck. This reminds me to check my spam every day. Please keep me informed.

  14. Jackie says:

    I checked my spam box but you are not there. Of course this is assuming you commented on my blog lately. If not, disregard my reply. πŸ™‚

    • TBM says:

      I just popped over and I’m really sorry to hear about Hunter. That is awful and my thoughts are with you, Jackie.

      • Jackie says:

        Thanks TBM – I really appreciate your kind words. It has not been easy and I will miss him terribly but it really was the best thing for him. He was suffering so much to do anything else would have been cruel.

      • TBM says:

        He’s at peace now and you were with him during his final moments. It’s not easy, I know and I’m really sorry about your loss.

      • Jackie says:

        Thanks again. Best of luck with your comments issue.

  15. I was sure there wouldn’t be any in my spam folder, but there was just one. That shouldn’t be happening, because you’re already an “approved” commenter. Sorry you’re going through this and hope it’s resolved soon.

    • TBM says:

      Thanks for looking. I commented a few minutes ago and it seems to be working on your blog again. But each blogger has to pull me out of their spam folder. Such a pain. Time for a beer and to read a book on the couch.

  16. Vishy says:

    Sorry to know that, TBM. Thanks for telling us about it. I saw a ‘like’ from you yesterday, but didn’t find a comment and so was surprised πŸ™‚ Now after reading your post, I went to my spam folder and found your comment and have published it. I don’t know why this happens – I remember it happened a few months back with someone else too. Hope WordPress doesn’t behave strangely again.

    • TBM says:

      Thanks for looking Vishy. I hope once the issue is resolved, I won’t have any more problems. I love visiting so many blogs and having conversations with people and this does make it difficult.

  17. pattisj says:

    One of your recent ones showed up in the spam folder. I found it before I got this post. I go through the spam folder every day, because sometimes there’s a treasure buried in there.

  18. Jo Bryant says:

    I have been finding some odd people in there…you…Gilly…then real spam [though not approved] not going in there.

  19. Novroz says:

    Yup…one of yours was in my spam 😦
    It also happened on my turtle’s blog. Not only one but two and three at one time. I wonder why this happens now. Just now, I retrieved 2 comments on my turtle’s blog #sigh

    • TBM says:

      I’m so sorry. I don’t understand it myself and hopefully it gets worked out. Now I know on my end to always check the spam folder for my friends.

  20. samokan says:

    in one your reply it went to my spam folder , I have no idea why too.

  21. Jackie says:

    Hey TBM – I just found your comment in my spam folder! It was NOT there just a couple of hours ago – wtf? Was it roaming around cyberspace before it decided to land. What a mess.

  22. scrapydo says:

    Well thanks, at least I know where your were. I fixed it by just clicking on not spam for every follower . They are all back again!

  23. All Ok on my site but feel free to test again

  24. beckyday6 says:

    This keeps happening to me too lately! I comment and then it just vanishes. Another blogger was kind enough to inform me I had somehow ended up in her spam, it’s so frustrating. I’ve noticed quite a few times it’s in instances where I have used a Caps Lock word (I get too overenthusiastic, lol).

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  26. The Hook says:

    Folder checked and adjusted!

  27. Fergiemoto says:

    I hope it is resolved soon. I haven’t posted for a few days, and I know your comment showed up on my most recent posting.

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