(Please note: the method for dealing with spam that I use assumes you check your space for spam very often, and that all your spam, and a lot of it, is on the Recent Comments page. Please see Hold the spam by Greg Edwards if you have not checked your space recently.)
I get a lot of Spam comments in my Windows Live Space to or three time a week. These Spam comments are miles and miles of hyperlinks. The spammers put them in many, many blog entries, making it difficult to delete quickly.
To check your Windows Live Space for all comments, including spam, click here: http://profile.live.com/recentcomments/. If you are as unlucky as I am, this is what you will see:
Since each comment is so long, you have to scroll down to the bottom of each comment to get to the “Delete” link.
Also, if you have new comments from your friends that you want to keep, you have to scroll down past them to get to the spam, and then scroll to the bottom of the spam comment.
I find scrolling down to the end of each spam comment tiring and time consuming. With this method there is no more need to scroll:
Each time I get spam, I try to find a faster and easier to delete it. This is the fastest and easiest way I have found so far.
First, put on some enjoyable music. If you are like me, there will be a lot of spam to delete, and even with this speedy method you will spend up to an hour, or more, deleting your spam comments.
First, change the “Zoom Level” of your browser. In Windows Explorer 8 go to the bottom right of the browser window and click the “Down Arrow”:
Then click “Custom” and change the “Percentage Zoom” to a little smaller than you can see easily. I use 25 percent:
At this small zoom level, the entire length of the spam message should be in one screen view of your browser window:
Now, to be able to more easily see the “Delete” link, open Windows 7 Magnifier here: All Programs/Accessories/Ease of Access/Magnifier:
On the Views menu, there are three modes:
- Full-screen mode.
- Lens mode.
- Docked mode.
For this purpose, I use Lens Mode:
Select your level of Magnification. For this purpose I choose 200%:
Now, while enjoying your music, get into the zone of clicking “Delete”, waiting for the screen to refresh and hovering over the “Delete” link for your next spam comment. Be patient. it will take a while. But, since you are not having to scroll, it will be quicker than you think.
I use one hand on the mouse, and one hand on the “Enter” key of my keyboard. It goes faster since I do not have to move my hand off my mouse to “Click OK to delete the comment” for each delete.
When you are finished deleting your spam, hover your mouse over the little magnifying glass somewhere on your screen and click it:
Your Magnifier menu will come up so you can close it:
Hopefully, it will be a few days before you have to delete spam again.