Disgusting private email

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by patdock, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. patdock

    patdock TPF Noob!

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    I have just received a very nasty email which I have to say I was disgusted.

    It came as a private message via The Photo Forum. How did they get my email address.

    I no longer wish to take part in this forum if this is the sort of mail i am going to receive.

    I hope none of you receive the same.
     
  2. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    you probably got some of the porn spam which was flooding in recently.

    you can deactivate the email and the PM feature I think.

    also, the spammer does not know your email when he sends via the forum.
     
  3. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    there has been a major spam attack today, where spammers were sending private messages, the spammers don't have your email address but you probably have the option set to receive an email when you receive a PM.

    Hopefully we have now banned all the spammers
     
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    Bthornton TPF Noob!

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    I just got it twice. Somebody needs to get a life. Glad nobody was at my desk but me!
     
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    rachlynn17 TPF Noob!

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    I just got two of them as well.
    I have to go, but can someone let one of the main guys on here know, so the situation can be resolved?
     
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    I just got one via TPF. It was from "Miss Mitts". I wouldn`t want my grandkids to see it!
     
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    I'm jealous. I didn't get any.
     
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    you're not missing anything
     
  9. JerryPH

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    I am ver happy that I did not get any. I think the admins here must have done a lot of work in a short time to have missed my account.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    STICKMAN TPF Noob!

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    I got the jeans one, not cool, but spam attacks do happen. Lets hope it was a one time deal!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Wow...I just got two today and I haven't even been out here to post in like forever. I'm with patdock, I don't want any part of this pm messaging. Disgusting:thumbdown::thumbdown:

    Kinda funny, I pm'd someone along time ago when I signed on to ask a question and never heard from her, and then I get some crappy pm like this one.

    I talked to my husband, who manages a forum and he said this was sent from someone on the board. Private messaging is done through the forum itself and unless they are having major security issues with their server, this is a member of the board doing this. Shame!!!

    I think the management has probably fixed this already by banning this member, and hopefully they did an IP ban.
     
  12. Jon0807

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    I didn't get anything either :( Am I not worth disgusting spam?
     

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