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blueno
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Spam attributed to this forum

Sat May 05, 2012 8:03 am

Viagra ad sent by someone who has my username and said I wished to be contacted about that product.

Ironic if a security oriented site has been hacked, or is open or can be bought to being used for inappropriate trolling for business. ? Omission or commission.

Moderator - anything I should know about this website?

Others - caution may be in order.
echo14612
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Re: Spam attributed to this forum

Sat May 05, 2012 10:41 am

I got the same message, I think. It said somebody from the forum had sent me a private message. (about Viagra? I'm female...) So, do I mark "forum@firetrust.com" as Spam?
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rusticdog
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Re: Spam attributed to this forum

Sat May 05, 2012 5:00 pm

echo14612 wrote:I got the same message, I think. It said somebody from the forum had sent me a private message. (about Viagra? I'm female...) So, do I mark "forum@firetrust.com" as Spam?
Ah right, I've set it now so users can only send one private message to one user, not to as many users as they want. Hopefully that should eliminate this from happening.
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rusticdog
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Re: Spam attributed to this forum

Sun May 04, 2014 1:07 pm

ChickNew wrote:Same problem here : http://forum.firetrust.com/viewtopic.ph ... 059#p89059

I would like to be removed from membership on this forum.
Done.
blue.bear
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Re: Spam attributed to this forum

Thu May 29, 2014 8:10 pm

Did you solve problem with PM used as spam?
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rusticdog
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Re: Spam attributed to this forum

Thu May 29, 2014 8:13 pm

As far as I'm aware, the problem of spam sent via PMs stopped when I removed the ability for users to send PMs to multiple users at once. At present we're only seeing a few <removed> spammers, but even they've died down a lot lately

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