Spammed; forced to change the options in my Control Panel

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Spammed; forced to change the options in my Control Panel

Post by Bhuhb » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:16 pm

Private Message:

> forex signals-its free
> by Robin-Good » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:58 am

> Are you hungry for instant success? Blah blah blah

I never expected one of my forums would alert me to log in so I could retrieve some spam.

Waste.
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Re: Spammed; forced to change the options in my Control Pane

Post by therube » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:31 pm

I have no idea how "alerts" (or whatever this board may use) work, but would assume that anytime someone has posted into a thread you've subscribed to, you get an alert. The board wouldn't know if it were SPAM or otherwise.
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Re: Spammed; forced to change the options in my Control Pane

Post by Alan Baxter » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:41 pm

therube wrote:I have no idea how "alerts" (or whatever this board may use) work, but would assume that anytime someone has posted into a thread you've subscribed to, you get an alert. The board wouldn't know if it were SPAM or otherwise.

It looks like Bhuhb is complaining about PM spam and had user control panel set to notify him/her when new PMs arrive. Fortunately, those notifications can be turned off, which apparently Bhuhb did. Even more fortunately, I don't recall getting any PM spam on this forum -- yet.
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Re: Spammed; forced to change the options in my Control Pane

Post by Bhuhb » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:51 am

Mr. Baxter infers my situation correctly. And yes, I did tweak my Control Panel settings.

I guess it just seems so ironic that spam should happen on a forum where we discuss our [NoScript] security add-ons.

Most importantly, thanks for letting me vent.

Maybe the moderators will take it under advisement. I understand some things can be helped, and some things can't. But if there's something they can do to improve the system, perhaps future intrusions can be avoided.

It would also help Informaction's credibility.

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Re: Spammed; forced to change the options in my Control Pane

Post by Alan Baxter » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:07 am

Bhuhb wrote:Maybe the moderators will take it under advisement.

That's completely up to the admin. Giorgio monitors all these topics and makes any changes of that sort.
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