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I recently upgraded from 1.6.8 to 1.8.6. I've got things running pretty smoothly, but have notice a large increase in spam. Before the upgrade, I had maybe one or two spammers signing up and posting per week. All of a sudden since the upgrade I'm getting several per day. 

Does anyone know why this is, or what I can do about it? My security settings and registration requirements (question) are the same, I think. Does upgrading reset some default settings that I can't find?

Thanks in advance for your help!
You could set your registration method to Administrator activation - then all new accounts will require administrator approval before they can post. ACP - Configuarion - settings - Login and Registration Options - Registration Method
Thanks Ashley. I'm going to do that, at least until I can get other measures into place!