receiving many spam comments on blog

Hi
I am keeping a blog and everyday I am getting multiple spam comments on the blog posts. They won't appear as I don't approve them and mark them as spam, but was wondering whether there are plug ins or other smart settings to reduce this type of comments. It's really annoying having to delete about 5-10 comments each day.
Thanks for your help
Ellen

    Adam Czajczyk

    Hello Ellen,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your question!

    Those spammy comments can be a real pain. There's however a popular plugin that you could use and that should take care of most of them pretty well. Furthermore, you probably already got it installed on your site - look for Akismet.

    Have you enabled it? It will require you to create some API key which may unfortunately require some payment but it shouldn't be much and it's well worth it, in my opinion

    If you have any additional questions, let me know please.

    Best regards,
    Adam