Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by Roger Thorne, Jan 24, 2010.
Unfortunately, it doesn't as that is tMp itself according to my reverse dns tool
Yep - just noticed that....thanks, Geoff.
There you go, changed the colour as well now.
I was just trying to figure out if somehow they'd managed to get a message sent out after they'd been banned, but I got my time mixed up, sorry, don't mind me. "it" was banned shortly afterwards but unfortunately some messages got through in the short time of the membership.
We are trying very hard to keep these at bay, and some measures have already been put in place, but there is still obviously a problem which we are trying to resolve.
Is there no limit to your skills? :clap:
Wouldn't be easier to limit the number of recipients for the same message? Another idea you can have a thought about is to allow new members to send PM only after making a certain number of posts (IMO somewhere between 1-10).
Yip, just had same message.
This is something we are looking into, however its not a quick fix. Without getting into too much technical detail it means re-jigging the user groups for all of our members, which is a tricky operation that can only be carried out by uber-god John (even mere admins like me don't even have the rights to do it ).
In the meantime please bear with us - all we can do is to keep banning the users as they crop up, and I would strongly suggest that if you get a PM from a member you don't know then, at the very least never click the links contained within it, or even better, simply delete it without opening it.
Although I quite understand where you're coming from, Ian, that isn't always appropriate for someone like me.......although the names of most of these 'posters' are usually a bit of a giveaway....but not always....
Similarly I've had PMs from real people wanting info that are either newly registered or have little posting history.
Ive just recieved one of these messages, I thank you for informing me about it otherwise I feel I may have opened the link. The e mail was from someone named Joanny.
Once again thanks
I appreciate that you may be an exception (or exceptional ) I was talking in general terms though - I reckon its a fair bet that 90% of our members only get PMs from people they know, either in real life or 'virtually' here on tMP - even as a moderator most of the PMs I receive are from people I know. The advice not to click any link that you may be unsure of stands though. I must say that its highly unlikely opening a PM from a spammer will cause you any issues - but I have received PM's before with more-than-slightly dodgy images embedded in them - that was really the reason why I suggested deleting without opening first.
Joanny was banned last night.
Ah well! It was worth a try!
We've had the same e-mail from JoannyDavis. Is this the one who was banned last night, or a new one?
When was is sent? The trouble is that these spammers have software that can send loads of PMs in a very short space of time. If we don't ban them at the moment they sign up then before we can do anything they've spammed a bunch of our members. Apologies to anyone who has received stuff from these people, but all I can say is we're doing our best against the onslaught and looking at implementing ways to prevent this happening at all, please bear with us - and my advice from a couple of posts still stands - if you are unsure - don't click!
Sorry, have only just picked up mail. I've already deleted the spam - I think it arrived last Sunday (21st Feb). Haven't had any more.
I have just deleted one from my inbox but can't remember when it was sent. It was from Joanny Davies. First time I have logged on for a while.
Apologies to those who have received a message from Johnnyoef this afternoon. The account has now been banned.
Yep, just receivedit, from 'Jonnyoem'. AVG stopped it & a full scan revealed no infection.
Just received one............Admin. please feel free to do whatever. I haven't opened it - I get a copy of all PM's in my e-mail so I have read it but it's so obvious it's spam.
Naturally, you would have access to my PM in-box
Separate names with a comma.