Use of Forum Messages by Phishers/Spammers

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Use of Forum Messages by Phishers/Spammers
« on: September 13, 2007, 18:45:47 »
Today I received a message via the Forum from someone with the usual sort of scam offering me vast sums of money.  I get enough of that already.

As there doesn't seem to be a way to delete my profile from the Board, I will scramble the e-mail address if I can.  I do not want to be part of a site where this happens.

Think about what you can do to prevent this.

Lesley


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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 19:21:49 »
Lesley,

Things like this are un-avoidable. Who was it and I will delete their membership.

Members are not able to delete their own memberships but there is an option on your profile page to allow or dis-allow people to send you emails (top left corner just under your email address). Just set it to no.

I would also like to point out that this is only the second occasion in 4 years that I am aware of.

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 19:59:17 »
OK matter solved.

Only paid members can now send emails to other members.