Elgg 1.7 is no longer safe against spammers. Developers are no longer updating Anti-Spammer tools for this version of elgg, which means that this version is currently not protected.
This is a big issue because one spammer can post over 50 trash blogs under 5 minutes, which means it will waste server resources and it also could black list our servers.
Elgg 1.7 is no longer safe and we recommend to upgrade to 1.8 immediately. Before you upgrade, please read the following guides:
Upgrading is the only solution to this situation. Spam Login Filter, which is the best anti-spammer tool, doesn’t work with elgg 1.7 and the improved versions of it are only compatible with elgg 1.8
If you need assistance for upgrading elgg, please contact our support team and they will help you with the process.