Hi Michael, The spam is driving me (and probably others) absolutely bonkers, we shouldn't be getting this much so i've done a little research on the matter and have been looking at the Xen Foro Spam management page and a few things have come to my attention: 1) -- The StopForumSpam database can be checked. This is a collaborative databased used by thousands of forums to prevent known spammers from registering. The integration behavior is tunable based on the confidence of the database result. If you register and request a StopForumSpam API key, you can submit spam information back to StopForumSpam whenever you ban a spammer using the spam cleaner. -- This would be extremely handy here. It doesn't look like it's in use as a few spam users have shown up and should block a lot of spam that shows up. 2) Perhaps you have a way of disallowing threads that have a html link in the title. That's 99% of the spam right there. This plugin looks interesting 3) One last thing, if a spammer has existed for some time we cannot run the spam cleaner on it. This is tricky as we're not able to remove these accounts, except for deleting the stuff manually. There's an option in the spam cleaner that allows for this but it seems to be disabled. Just a few things to think about.