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Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby Aanaddha » Thu May 07, 2009 11:30 am

Got a 'message' from 'profilicus' - "Forum Administration - important to read" with a link. My browser rejected the link - I'm certain it was spam or worse.
Delete it, don't open it.
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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby Shawn » Thu May 07, 2009 2:40 pm

Got the same. I'm sure David will block the account once he sees this (or that) message.
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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby musical2 » Thu May 07, 2009 3:56 pm

Ditto

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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby Greg » Thu May 07, 2009 4:57 pm

Yup...don't open...unless you have...ahem...men's problems..!!!! :roll:
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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby Aanaddha » Thu May 07, 2009 5:07 pm

Where are the moderators? Haven't heard from any of them for quite some time.
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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby Gyurme » Thu May 07, 2009 10:51 pm

ditto

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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby david » Thu May 07, 2009 10:56 pm

Dear Brothers and Sisters

This is just to let you know that "profilicus" account has been deactivated. However this does bring up a point that we have discussed before.

I do not know of anything that I can do to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future. I have been toying with the idea of completely eliminating the PMs. It is my objective to run forms and not run an EMail service. However before I take this action I am looking for feedback in this matter.

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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby Aanaddha » Fri May 08, 2009 3:16 am

Well, the PM's do allow us to keep from posting our email addresses ... any other alternatives??

(I don't really mind the occasional spam and glitch - there are far fewer here than I've seen elsewhere. And I'm running Windows Vista on a PC !! :o
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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby cwroyds » Fri May 08, 2009 4:07 am

Dont get rid of PMs.
They are very useful when you want to take a discussion out of the public forum to avoid silly controversy or when you want to give an email address to someone.
I think the occasional spammer trying to sell Viagra is not a huge danger.
You dont have to click on links in PMs.
They are pretty obvious when you get them.
Unless there is some HUGE Virus attack I think PMs are just fine.

I dont mind the limiting of PMs to one person only.
That is a good idea.
This will keep spammers from being able to easily spam everyone.
It would at least make it far more time consuming for the Spammer than it is worth.

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Re: Warning - Spam on PM's

Postby povster » Fri May 08, 2009 4:41 am

Let's please start replying to the thread David setup specifically about this.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5756
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