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Greetings -

Sorry this may be out of place, but I'm getting private messages from a member turing that can only be spam to click the url within his message. While I would not like to block private messages altogether, is there another way of blocking individuals?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Interesting. "turing" is a relatively new member and hasn't had a single post on AlfaBB. In his profile, near the top right, there is a link to "Add turing to Your Ignore List." See if this helps. If it doesn't help, I suggest you send an e-mail with a complaint to Simon and make him aware of the problem.

If anybody else has this kind of problem, please speak up to see how big the problem is.
 

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Ruedi, I had a pm this morning from same person, I thought it was you about the paint codes when I saw the name started with Tu. It simply said Hi I'm new here and wanted to see how you are doing. Well I thought it was odd at best and personally hope it was spam!:(
 

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Hello
I just got one of those PMs t00!!!



turing
Registered User Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 0


Greeting

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Hello,
I'm new here and just wanted to say "hi"

How's it going?

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turing
http://turing.freehostia.com
 

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You can forward any questionable PM's to me "smestas". If it is SPAM I'll make sure to bann them from the site.

This has happen once or twice before.
Simon,

I think the web site has some vulnerabilities with respect to Spam attacks via PM.

Once a valid UserID is established, it's easy to create a spambot for PMs. All users are referred to by sequential number (you're user #1). Therefore, creating a Spambot that cranks through all numbers is relatively easy.

What's needed is a mechanism like kaptcha that enforces authentication for each and every PM and/or e-mail posting through AlfaBB.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Let us know what you need in terms of support to make this happen.
 
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