Y'know - there is nothing that makes my heart swell more than an email alert on my BlackBerry which tells me that I have a blog comment.
And there is nothing that makes it deflate like a 7 day old party balloon upon opening up the email to see that an "anonymous" comment has been left which usually confirms that the Spammers are out in force again telling me how interesting my writing is, waffling on in poor English then pointing me in the direction of their rubbish websites.
I get around 20 each day. In fact I get more spam than blog comments. :( It drives me nuts. Thankfully I am able to moderate the comments before they got posted. I know its the nature of the beast when posting publicly but I so wish that there was a programmed response which recognised them, blocked their power to send anything and for good measure sent them a huge "EFF the EFF ORFF" message by way of response.
There's only one decent thing to do with spam.
Make it into a big bloody fritter!