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Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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I just got spammed recently by “Direct Message” on forum in large numbers since roughly 4 weeks ago. They uses the same style as the one I saw roughly a year ago. I have reported as many of those as I can, but wonder what is happening.
 

annk

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Staff member
Apr 18, 2004
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Somewhere over the rainbow
Any unwanted message should be reported. A spammer can make an account, post a few innocent looking posts, then access the private conversation system to spam users individually. It's just another spam method, but it's particularly irritating because it targets users directly via their inboxes.
 
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Shirasaki

macrumors P6
Original poster
May 16, 2015
15,416
10,612
Any unwanted message should be reported. A spammer can make an account, post a few innocent looking posts, then access the private conversation system to spam users individually. It's just another spam method, but it's particularly irritating because it targets users directly via their inboxes.
This is sad. I guess I will have to deal with it for now. Thanks Annk.
 

maflynn

macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
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Any unwanted message should be reported. A spammer can make an account, post a few innocent looking posts, then access the private conversation system to spam users individually. It's just another spam method, but it's particularly irritating because it targets users directly via their inboxes.
It would be nice if we could have a restriction similar to the PRSI, where members have to be here longer then one month and maybe up the post count requirement. I could be wrong, but I think most new members don't quickly jump into private messaging other members as soon as they sign up, so raising the bar will further weed out those spammers.
 
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Scepticalscribe

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Jul 29, 2008
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In a coffee shop.
It would be nice if we could have a restriction similar to the PRSI, where members have to be here longer then one month and maybe up the post count requirement. I could be wrong, but I think most new members don't quickly jump into private messaging other members as soon as they sign up, so raising the bar will further weed out those spammers.

An excellent idea, and one which has my complete support.
 
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