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Huge Increase in Spam Since Update? - Shumpty12 - 2015-12-12

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!


RE: Huge Increase in Spam Since Update? - Ashley1 - 2015-12-12

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


RE: Huge Increase in Spam Since Update? - Shumpty12 - 2015-12-14

Thanks Ashley. I'm going to do that, at least until I can get other measures into place!