Personal Message Spam


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#1 Pete

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

I noticed about an hour ago that I was getting spammed via PM, and it appears that some of you were too.

Unfortunately, despite our efforts, some human spammers will get through and start spamming. The new version of the forum software has given us a few more tools to prevent the more annoying personal message spam and I've changed the settings for PMs now.

The new settings only allow 5 PM topics to be created by a member in a 24 hour period, and only one every 3 minutes.

The spammer in question was posting them fairly rapidly, so the second setting will prevent that, whilst the 5 per 24 hour restriction will limit the spread of any such spam, whilst still allowing a realistic number of PMs to be sent by legitimate users.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.

EDIT: The member was obviously banned - I forgot to mention that! :)

Also, one of the new tools in this software allows me to delete any messages sent by this member, so they're all deleted now leaving things neat and tidy.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

Cool.

Glad to see you on the toes.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

Yeah, the spammer's toes.

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