So clearly spammers are an issue. They auto spam vBulletin (runs this Forum) software and while mods have to delete the user and the post we get email notified about the post, which means (I think) we have to visit the post or we no longer will get notified about future posts in that thread. So a few thoughts - change BB systems (immensely hard? no guarantees?) find and implement better spam filters create a small delay in the email process - where comments are not held in moderation but emails are, giving mods a bit of time better qualify new members or even existing members every so often Hope this can help. Always looking for the silver lining - once in a while a thread long forgotten pops up in my email or a new thread to me pops up in the main page's list. That's nice.