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Jerry3904
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PM spammer

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:17 am

I have never seen this trick before. I received a spam PM today (attached) from this user: http://www.mepislovers.org/member.php?u=13754. There is no report as spam button for PMs as there is for posts, so this is the only way I can think of reporting it.
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#2 Post by richb » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:30 am

Jerry3904 wrote:I have never seen this trick before. I received a spam PM today (attached) from this user: http://www.mepislovers.org/member.php?u=13754. There is no report as spam button for PMs as there is for posts, so this is the only way I can think of reporting it.
Jerry,

Thanks for the report.
We are trying to be aggressive catching spammers as they register but some slither through.

I and others have received PM spam from time to time. Report it as you have and one of the admins or supermods will ban the spammer.
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#3 Post by ko » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:36 am

I got a PM too from the same spammer.

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#4 Post by wcc1776 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:45 am

I had one over last weekend, they had already been banned by the time I found it, so Rich it appears you all are doing a good job getting rid of them.
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#5 Post by richb » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:48 am

It is an uphill battle. I would not say we are winning, just keeping them at bay.
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#6 Post by GoManutd » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:09 pm

perhaps a feature request should be sent to the forum software devs asking for some sort of forum user controlled PM spam control?

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#7 Post by richb » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:28 pm

GoManutd wrote:perhaps a feature request should be sent to the forum software devs asking for some sort of forum user controlled PM spam control?
We are currently looking at options.
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#8 Post by GoManutd » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:29 pm

given the history of the forum mod efforts i should have realized that would be a given! :fishslap:

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"We are trying to be aggressive catching spammers"

#9 Post by Hermann_the_German » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:54 am

richb wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote: I received a spam PM today
We are trying to be aggressive catching spammers as they register but some slither through.
"to be aggressive" means what ?
:hut:

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#10 Post by Hermann_the_German » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:58 am

GoManutd wrote:given the history of the forum mod efforts, I should have realized that would be a given! :fishslap:

sounds portentous ... :hell:
:hut:

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