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r.schreurs
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Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by r.schreurs » 17 Nov 2010, 05:53

Hello all,

Since yesterday, SPAM is being send to one of my e-mail addresses. I used this address exclusively for this forum. Apparently, the address list of this forum has been stolen and is now being misused...

Regards,

R. Schreurs

splitbrain
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Re: Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by splitbrain » 17 Nov 2010, 08:38

Your email address is visible in the RSS feed of this forum. It's bubba2.user@ some dutch provider. So not much of a hack but more the stupidity of the forum software :roll: .
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Ubi
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Re: Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by Ubi » 17 Nov 2010, 08:51

indeed. Maybe related to the "Users can contact me by e-mail:" setting

RandomUsername
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Re: Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by RandomUsername » 17 Nov 2010, 12:55

Am I being blind? I can't even see the RSS link. :S

Ubi
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Re: Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by Ubi » 17 Nov 2010, 13:06

it's the orange icons on the homepage

RandomUsername
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Re: Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by RandomUsername » 17 Nov 2010, 13:36

Ubi wrote:it's the orange icons on the homepage
Found them, thanks. I was looking on this page.

r.schreurs
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Re: Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by r.schreurs » 17 Nov 2010, 15:50

Well, visibility in the RSS feed clarifies how the address was found. Still I think the forum owner, Excito, should not publish email addresses. This discussion on the phpBB community site could help preventing this in the future.

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Re: Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by tor » 25 Nov 2010, 08:30

Hi all,

I have read that thread mentioned above and manually changed the rss.php. Please let me know if this solution is working out.

/Tor
Co-founder OpenProducts and Ex Excito Developer

r.schreurs
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Re: Receiving SPAM on e-mailadres used in this forum

Post by r.schreurs » 02 Dec 2010, 09:47

The issue has been solved. I now see <author>forum@excito.com (r.schreurs)</author>, so not my personal email address. Thanks :)

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