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Old 07-29-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
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Spam alert - Luxupurse: Fashion update

Both jj and I have received a PM from Luxupurse entitled Fashion update which is just an advert for handbags.
What is going on? Is this a new revenue stream? Has the board reached another new low?

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Old 07-29-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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Me too. Banning NOW!

On edit: This user has been banned and no, this is not some new form of revenue. It's spam - the cyber equivalent of unwanted phone solicitations during dinner!
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:33 AM   #3
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I got one too.
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I got one too. Here it is.



Fashion Update
Luxury Purses and Accessories on sales: removed link email:removed link
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I received a PM from this creature and will not alllow me to pM back..so excuse me while I send the message here:

Die scum!

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Old 07-29-2007, 08:52 AM   #6
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Yes, I got that, too. I deleted the PM.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:01 AM   #7
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If you get spam with links: Please don't click on the links. You may be taken to a site with harmful tracking tools. Do not respond to any embedded e-mail links as the spammer then can use the reply function to send more spam.

Once a user has been banned, they can no longer access their PM box and in this case hopefully the mail they sent has also been wiped.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:46 AM   #8
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I got one too, dated today at 5:47am. But there was no PM in my message box so perhaps this is fading out. Darn and I was so looking forward to showing off my new purse to my DW .

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Dangnabit, I didnt get the spam and my wife wants a new purse.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:07 PM   #11
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I got one too - didn't click though. Whew! Dodged that one!
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Got one too...at least notification in my email...pm gone...nice work, forum admins
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:32 PM   #13
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I got a PM also. Deleted it.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:38 PM   #14
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I got one too. Does this happen often? Perhaps there could be some controls put in, like limiting the number of PMs you can send in some set period of time, at least for new members? Just a suggestion. I know stopping spam is tougher than it seems. It's good to know that PMs go away when a user is deleted like Janet did, maybe that's good enough. Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:53 PM   #15
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Dangnabit, I didnt get the spam and my wife wants a new purse.
Not to worry, I can send you mine....
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I got one too. Does this happen often? Perhaps there could be some controls put in, like limiting the number of PMs you can send in some set period of time, at least for new members? Just a suggestion. I know stopping spam is tougher than it seems. It's good to know that PMs go away when a user is deleted like Janet did, maybe that's good enough. Thanks!
It is possible to place more limits on messaging but it's a double edged sword. Currently, you can only cc 5 folks at once, per message. Reducing that number would most likely frustrate many members, myself included. It's also possible to increase the elapsed time between PM sends, but again that has drawbacks as well. Currently, it's set at 60 seconds.

Spam is a daily annoyance and just as we figure out how to stop spammers, they find new ways to infest the ether.

I take some small bit of solace in the fact they probably have really low job satisfaction.....
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Dangnabit, I didnt get the spam and my wife wants a new purse.

You can have mine!
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:21 PM   #18
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You can have mine!
Nice...so I can make a good decision, why dont you two each tell me about the purse you've got that you're willing to send me?
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