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 Post subject: Re: We've hit the big time, the forum was spammed
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:31 pm 
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Ok, for the second time in a month or so we've been hit with a spammer that, after registering decided to either PM or email members directly. The first time this happened I canceled the ability for everyone to send mass PM's to the group. ( Can't say I've ever needed to do that anyway.)

Seems like this time the person was individually doing the PM's. So I've created a "new users group" to be the default when new people sign up. It takes away the ability to PM or Email anyone else on the board until you have 5 messages posted.... We'll see how that works.

There are further measures I can take if nessisary but at some point it gets invonvenient for new users and myself to administer them. For now we'll see how this latest round of "security enhancements" holds up. If you get any spam from the forums please let me know right away!

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 Post subject: Re: We've hit the big time, the forum was spammed
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:15 pm 
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The "new users group" might keep them away. Hopefully.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:25 am 
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Sounds good thanks Tomas. I got one of those pm's and expect they won't take the time to post five times to try that again.

Mine was in Russian too, so I couldn't even read the spam!


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