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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Abstract, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    There's been an increase in spam lately.

    In fact, I think I just received my first "MacRumours email" spam in my Hotmail email (aka: Junk mail) account. I only use it to sign up for things, register at forums I'll never visit again (cough) and other things, so spam is fine. However, it's just something to be aware of.


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    Email Details:

    From: helendwillly @ Mac Forums
    Subject: Hi ,

    This is a message from helendwillly at Mac Forums ( http://forums.macrumors.com/index.php ). The Mac Forums owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email.

    To email helendwillly, you can use this online form:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/sendmessage.php?do=mailmember&u=208928

    OR, by email:
    mailto:helendiara@yahoo.com

    This is the message:

    Hi ,
    I guess you will not surprise to receive my mail, i saw your profile
    .I will like us to exchange good relationship.I am helen by
    name,No kid and never marriage.I will like to hear from your opinion, you
    can contact me at this email address ( helen.diaraa@yahoo.com) so that i can
    send you my pictures and more introduction about myself. Have a good day
    and waiting to hear from you soonest
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, she sounds hot. :p

    I haven't received any spam in my MacRumors e-mail address...yet.

    I've noticed that the forum seems to be responding more slowly as of late.
     
  3. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    As long as she's willing to love me long time, and at a good price, who am I to resist?

    I'm just bothered by the increase in spam, changing passwords (I'll do it soon :eek:), etc. Emails like this in my Hotmail account do not affect me since I'm not dumb enough to respond.

    I just feel a bit violated. She got my email account info from here despite the fact I don't display any information about myself, maybe except my birthday or something. MR Base Camp has been infiltrated.


    *looks around suspiciously*
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Lately, as I understand, the Admins have been busy addressing this issue.

    I really hate spam senders.

    I wish that there was a way spam was like regular mail when you could have it returned to sender charging them for the postal fees. :)
     
  5. Aperture macrumors 68000

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  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Busy girl! ;)
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The accounts of Private Message or email spammers are removed, along with any Private Messages they sent, as soon as they are reported to us.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The spammer was able to e-mail you because you have turned on the option to allow users to e-mail you through the forums. We can remove PMs haven't been delivered (once we're aware of the spammer obviously), but we can't do anything to stop the e-mails once they've gone out.

    If you'd like to turn off the e-mail option, you can do so at User CP --> Edit Options. In the "Messaging & Notifications" section, uncheck the box next to "Receive Email from Other Members" and click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page.
     
  9. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    To be clear they don't actually have your email information, they just used the web form here to send your an email through the forum system.

    arn
     

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