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Old 12-31-2009, 06:36 PM
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Lightbulb Private Messaging Trouble...

I've noticed that there is a flaw in the approval system for getting people permitted to post. Somehow, spammers join, then get past not being approved to post and spam the Private Messaging system.

I'm a volunteer here, I'm not a paid admin, and I don't have a way of preventing this around the clock.

If you're having problems with spam in your email, you can log in and change your settings in the User CP panel under the Private Messaging section and turn off private messaging and/or the send email notification


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Private Messaging

This forum features a private messaging system, which allows members to send messages to one another privately.

If you do not want to send or receive private messages, you may disable the private messaging system.
  • Enable Private Messaging

You may limit the receipt of private messages to just moderators and your contacts. Other members who attempt to send messages to you will be told that you have disabled private messaging.
  • Receive Private Messages only from Contacts and Moderators

The forum can send a message to your email address to inform you when someone sends you a private message.
  • Receive Email Notification of New Private Messages

If you are browsing the forums when you receive a new private message, the system can pop-up a notification box informing you of the new message.
  • Show New Private Message Notification Pop-up
Hope this helps.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:32 AM
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Default Despite the Changes, some may be slipping through

I've been actively banning the new members that have obvious spamming intent, but some might be slipping through.

Use the instructions from above to restrict your PM access.
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