It has come to my attention that one additional step is required to help you manage comment spam, if you are having a problem. Go to your Dashboard, select Jetpack from the left hand side, and then select Akismet from the submenu:
Click the big blue button that says “Use this Akismet account.” It’ll take a minute to work, since it involves patching some things up on the backend and hooking them into some other networks. But! Once it’s done, you’ll be hooked into my Akismet, and will suffer no more from comment spam.
After it’s done hooking up the spam plumbing, it’ll take you to a dialogue that will let you choose whether simply to discard comment spam, or whether it should put it in the spam folder. The default is the spam folder; I recommend banishing all that spam straight to the fiery pits of hell. It’s your choice; do as you please.