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Why so much spam using personal messaging

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:29 pm
by electronicsguy
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.

Re: Why so much spam using personal messaging

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:17 pm
by pratik
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!

Re: Why so much spam using personal messaging

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:20 pm
by electronicsguy
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.

Re: Why so much spam using personal messaging

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:25 pm
by exerion
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.

Re: Why so much spam using personal messaging

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:23 pm
by ESP_Faye
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!