Spam and cookies

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Hertz van Rental, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    We appear to be getting a lot more spam of late.
    One reason could be that people are not clearing their cookies.
    It might be useful to point out to members the benefits of clearing out their cookies and give instructions on how to do it for the various browsers.
     
  2. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Oooo, excellent suggestion! Although I must confess that when I clicked on the thread, I thought it would contain recipes for British cuisine.
     
  3. Tangerini

    Tangerini TPF Noob!

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    LOL yes good suggestion.
    I also had other thoughts as to the subject... it reminded me that I need to purchase my tickets for Spamalot
     
  4. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    Here we go!

    For Firefox:


    At the top, click tools then clear private data. Be sure that cookies is checked off, and then press Clear private data now.

    For Internet Explorer 7 (The most recent version):

    Click tools, and select clear browsing history. Click clear cookies (although clear all is recommended) and then exit.

    For Safari:

    Click on Safari and then Preferences. Go to the bookmarks section located at the top, and click show cookies. Then click remove all.
     
  5. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Hertz and EB. Clearing out cookies is something i always think of doing but don't seem to get around to until there's a problem. Reminding people, and telling them how to do it, is just what procrastinators like me need.
     
  6. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    And I thought I was gonna need to get out the whip...
     
  7. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think they should be called Biscuits, cookies just doesn't sound right
     
  8. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    just out of interest, how does clearing your cookies help prevent spam on this forum?
     
  9. Stretch Armstrong

    Stretch Armstrong TPF Noob!

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    For newer versions of Safari, look under Security instead of Bookmarks for cookies(or biscuits).
     
  10. newrmdmike

    newrmdmike TPF Noob!

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    i vote lp's new name, and will call them biscuits from now on. (or at least a week)
     
  11. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    BUT, BUT, BUT, I LIKE OREOS
     
  12. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Yayyyyy MysteryScribe! Oreos are awesome. Especially the 'doublestuf' ones
     

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