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Old 02-17-03, 01:51 AM
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Somone using DVDTalk to send SPAM?

I just got this E-mail:

-----Original Message-----
From: customer service [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 12:40 AM
To: deleted emails, randyc
Subject: moviemail : dvdtalk.com member

Dear dvdtalk.com member

I noticed that you have shown an interest in DVDs movies on http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum

Heres a site that you maybe interested in:

http://www.multixmedia.50megs.com/custom.html

Dvds from $5 !!

Thanks
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Old 02-17-03, 01:56 AM
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Yeah, a couple of others got it too.

I noticed that the email address' in your email are different, so there must have been multiple copies of this email sent out.

I've reported this to yahoo as spam.

Thanks

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...15#post3320315
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Old 02-17-03, 01:56 AM
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I got it also.
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Old 02-17-03, 02:40 AM
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If you got the spam please report the user to thier hosting provider:
http://www.50megs.com/cgi-bin/feedba...rt_a_violation
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Old 02-17-03, 02:53 AM
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i received two of these!!
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Old 02-17-03, 03:03 AM
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I just went in and made it so that now only REGISTERED users can look at anyone's profile/email address.

If problems like this persist I can switch it over so that instead of displaying someone's email, there's a form that someone has to use to email someone....

Something I may switch over to it there are further issues.

Which also brings up the question I've been thinking over:

Should we restrict reading the forum to people who are registered and logged in? Basically this means unless you have an account on the forum you can't see any of the threads...
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Old 02-17-03, 05:00 AM
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I say why not do that? HTF does it, so does avsforum for some of their stuff...I can't see it being a bad thing.
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Old 02-17-03, 06:29 AM
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Originally posted by gkleinman
I just went in and made it so that now only REGISTERED users can look at anyone's profile/email address.

If problems like this persist I can switch it over so that instead of displaying someone's email, there's a form that someone has to use to email someone....

Something I may switch over to it there are further issues.

Which also brings up the question I've been thinking over:

Should we restrict reading the forum to people who are registered and logged in? Basically this means unless you have an account on the forum you can't see any of the threads...
I got an e-mail from this guy, but I don't think you should lock down the forum to only registered posters. Otherwise people don't know if they should join or not.

Requiring users to register to view e-mail addresses is a good idea. Someone with decent programming knowledge can get around almost anything (including forms to e-mail people with, with something like PHP + libcurl) but you can stop the most incompetent ones.
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Old 02-17-03, 07:33 AM
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What about just locking down specific areas of the site, such as the 'exchange forum' and the 'share the love' forum?

Unfortunately, those two somewhat require you to post your email address in a message for things to work properly and could continue to be a source of spam.
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Old 02-17-03, 09:08 AM
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Yeah - I got this too and immediately came here to report it.

I'll report their mail as a violation, Geoff.

Thanks.
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Old 02-17-03, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for the link, Geoff.

Reported!
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Old 02-17-03, 10:25 AM
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Grrr, got it too. Annoying.

I would hate to see the forum locked down because of it though.
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Old 02-17-03, 10:34 AM
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Got the same thing....it's sent to email addresses that begin with 'v', which my email address does also. I like the fact the forum is open to read without registering, that's how I came on board, if it's a choice between that and letting scumb--er, spammers have open access, that's no choice at all. Now, only registered members finding email, that's excellent. I'm not sure what your options are, Geoff [I know nothing about webmastering], but thanks for listening.
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Old 02-17-03, 11:26 AM
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i got it,


but hey! dvds from 5$! wooHoo!



btw, mine was to 5 'S' emails.
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Old 02-17-03, 12:07 PM
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I got it, to three 'L' addresses. Require registration to view emails, or even go with the form route, but don't lock the forums, except maybe Exchange and STL.

Has anyone even clicked on the site? I am not sure if it is just plain spam, bootleg spam, or even virus, since I am not going to click on it.
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Old 02-17-03, 12:08 PM
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Got same email and reported them as suggested by our illustrious leader, Geoff.
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Old 02-17-03, 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by gkleinman
Should we restrict reading the forum to people who are registered and logged in? Basically this means unless you have an account on the forum you can't see any of the threads...
I agree with Breakfast with Girls that you shouldn't do that. Most people lurk a while before joining because they need to know first if it's worthwhile. I am afraid preventing unregistered people from reading threads would lead to slower growth of this site which, I assume, is a bad thing. On second thought, I don't know if that's a bad thing
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Old 02-17-03, 02:23 PM
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I got that email too =(
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Old 02-17-03, 03:06 PM
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Their Hosting provider Shut them down as a result of complaints!!
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Old 02-17-03, 03:37 PM
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Their Hosting provider Shut them down as a result of complaints!!
Excellent!
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Old 02-17-03, 05:29 PM
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I got it also.
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Old 02-17-03, 05:35 PM
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Old 02-17-03, 05:39 PM
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Now to get the email addys shut down!
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Old 02-17-03, 05:40 PM
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