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.just checked. It was 9.27 20/2/10. So the answer is yes. Why?
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 ).Di,
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).
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....simply delete it without opening it.
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.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.
Joanny was banned last night.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
Yep, just receivedit, from 'Jonnyoem'. AVG stopped it & a full scan revealed no infection.Hi Folks,
Just a quick heads up - we are experiencing problems with an influx of spammers sending 'virus alerts' to our members via PM's. Unfortunately it reads as if it has been sent from the Administration team at tMP.
I can assure you all that this is NOT the case and we strongly suggest you DO NOT click on this link.
The PM will be similar to the one posted below.
If you have, or do receive a PM similar to the one above please report it to one of our Moderators/Admin so we can take immediate action.
Thanking you for your assistance in the above matter
Roger (on behalf of the tMP Team)