Anti-spam and lost comments

When you comment on this new Wordpress blog for the first time it will ask me to approve your comment. Once its approved for the first time you shouldn't have to have approval for comments after that. Its is a anti-spam measure. I am glad we have it as we have already caught 12 spam messages that I was able to delete before posting. Now that those e-mail address are listed as spam they shouldn't be able to get through. Also I lost a couple of comments in the move. One was from mmw over at Two Gardens concerning my post on Randall Graham and Bonny Doon Vineyards. Actually I still have the comment in my e-mail folder but when we made the move from Blogger to Wordpress it was gone from the post. Just want to make sure it wasn't removed by mmw. If it wasn't intentionally removed I would love to comment on what was said. It had to do with money going to marketing and not product quality. Randall Graham recently addressed that issue!