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Fine tuning comment spam filters on movable type 3.2

Having spent the past few days fine tuning comment spam plugins and filters on movable type 3.2 I would recommend that the content manager takes a bit of time to look at the messages that are being treated as junk and how they are scored.
If Comment challenge is employed (see previous entry)
Spam typically comes in with a score of -1 while legitimate comments have a score of +1.2 an above. (The catchpa challenge adds a +2 to the entry if it is typed in correctly).
Movable type allows the content manager to set the feedback threshold level to determine what to do with comments. By setting it to +1 spam for the most part will be junked and legitimate comments will be published.