Why so much spam using personal messaging

electronicsguy
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Why so much spam using personal messaging

Postby electronicsguy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:29 pm

I've been getting a lot of spam emails (many in russian) using the personal messaging feature of the forum. Isn't there a way to clamp down on spammers? Probably disallow PMing till the user becomes an established user.

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pratik
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Re: Why so much spam using personal messaging

Postby pratik » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:17 pm

Quite an issue with spam lately. We don't want to make it very difficult and long to sign up before posting a question, so we end up getting slammed with spam. I will notify the forum admins, thanks for the message!
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electronicsguy
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Re: Why so much spam using personal messaging

Postby electronicsguy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:20 pm

pratik wrote:Quite an issue with spam lately. We don't want to make it very difficult and long to sign up before posting a question, so we end up getting slammed with spam. I will notify the forum admins, thanks for the message!


well clearly you need to, since the current policy isn't working. genuine users will bear the pain for some initial postings.

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Re: Why so much spam using personal messaging

Postby exerion » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:25 pm

I registered recently and the first thing I got, not even any response to some of my queries in the forum, was PM spawn messages... in some cirilic language.

Not nice.

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Re: Why so much spam using personal messaging

Postby ESP_Faye » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi exerion,

So sorry about the spamming issue. Could you report the spam message so that we can ban the user?

Thanks for your interest in ESP8266!

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