And my spam problems have vanished as mysteriously as they appeared. Things seem to have returned to normal and, after a considerable amount of housecleaning that I wouldn’t wish on anybody without technological smarts, I’ve cleaned the leftovers out, hopefully without deleting any genuine comments.
I don’t know whether the various technical support requests I made (on none of which I received any responses) had some effect or whether the problems just disappeared.
As you may or may not know there was a Great Disturbance in the Force yesterday. Chinese servers experienced their worst ever DDoS attack (if you want me to explain that I’d be happy to). I think there was a lot more going on than that. Practically all of the spam I was getting originated in China.