The forum of the forums
Welcome to the Official Support Forum of Forumotion!

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member, or join our community if you've not yet.



Create a free forum like this one.

Guest posts and PM's.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Solved Guest posts and PM's.

Post by skidsolo on August 21st 2015, 7:37 pm

Just picked this up from my administrator:

Here is the PM that was in my inbox today when I signed on. How does a Guest make a post or PM anyone? Does anyone else get these? Is our Forum that easy to hack?


Inbox Inbox Sentbox Sentbox Outbox Outbox Savebox Savebox

Inbox :: Message
From: Guest
To: Zbuckster
Posted: Yesterday at 10:01 pm
Subject: [Contact] First page rankings on Google
We can put your website on 1st page of Google to drive relevant traffic to your site. Let us know if you would be interested in getting free analysis with detailed proposal. We can also schedule a call & will be pleased to explain our services in detail. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks!

Sender e-mail address: Email Removed



We also get guest post from time to time!!

Does anyone have an explanation or better still, know how I can prevent this?

Cheers,

Al.

skidsolo
Forumember

Posts : 191
Reputation : 1
Language : English

Back to top Go down

Solved Re: Guest posts and PM's.

Post by SLGray on August 21st 2015, 7:51 pm

Please don't use bold or color and keep to the default text. This is reserved for the staff for moderation.

Since this is your third reminder, you have received a warning.


Notice in the title that it says [Contact]. That means someone press the contact link in the footer links at the bottom of your forum.


When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
Never post your email in public.


SLGray
Administrator
Administrator

Male Posts : 36639
Reputation : 2441
Language : English
Location : United States

http://ztwds.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Solved Re: Guest posts and PM's.

Post by brandon_g on August 21st 2015, 9:26 pm

Guests being able to post is a matter of permissions, you guys must have it set so guests can post. To prevent this, go to the forums in question (ACP--->General-- categories and forums), untick guests from 'Can write and reply'.


-Brandon

brandon_g
Support Moderator
Support Moderator

Male Posts : 5344
Reputation : 488
Language : English
Location : USA

http://broadcastingduo.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Solved Re: Guest posts and PM's.

Post by APE on August 22nd 2015, 12:05 am

@brandon_g wrote:Guests being able to post is a matter of permissions, you guys must have it set so guests can post. To prevent this, go to the forums in question (ACP--->General-- categories and forums), untick guests from 'Can write and reply'.


-Brandon
@brandon_g Guests can not pm unless you have the setting in the footer to contact you

SETTINGS:
ACP General Tab Messages and e-mails e-mails and contact form


To turn them off

Spoiler:




Last edited by APE on August 22nd 2015, 12:47 am; edited 1 time in total




APE
Manager
Manager

Male Posts : 8605
Reputation : 748
Language : fluent in dork / mumbojumbo & English haha
Location : STUCK IN FORUMOTIONS SERVERS HELP ME !!!!!!

http://chatworld.forumotion.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Solved Re: Guest posts and PM's.

Post by brandon_g on August 22nd 2015, 12:17 am

That is why I said posts, not pms. I was not disputing what SLG suggested. I was addressing the fact that the topic starter said guests have also posted. Which is what I was replying to.


-Brandon


Remember to mark your topic when a solution is found.

brandon_g
Support Moderator
Support Moderator

Male Posts : 5344
Reputation : 488
Language : English
Location : USA

http://broadcastingduo.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Solved Re: Guest posts and PM's.

Post by skidsolo on August 24th 2015, 11:40 am

Brandon and APE, thanks for you coutreous and helpful replies.

Brandon.... neither I or my admin could find 'Can write and reply' or anything similar but anyway APE's step by step worked perfectly.

Many thanks for your help both.

Al.

skidsolo
Forumember

Posts : 191
Reputation : 1
Language : English

Back to top Go down

Solved Re: Guest posts and PM's.

Post by brandon_g on August 24th 2015, 3:27 pm

@skidsolo wrote:Brandon and APE, thanks for you coutreous and helpful replies.

Brandon.... neither I or my admin could find 'Can write and reply' or anything similar but anyway APE's step by step worked perfectly.

Many thanks for your help both.

Al.


Hi,


May you look while using the advanced mode and advanced permissions? If you are using advanced permissions, you should see it.


-Brandon

brandon_g
Support Moderator
Support Moderator

Male Posts : 5344
Reputation : 488
Language : English
Location : USA

http://broadcastingduo.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Solved Re: Guest posts and PM's.

Post by skidsolo on August 24th 2015, 8:51 pm

I was in advanced mode Brandon but no matter, it's done now.

Many thanks for your help. Very good

Al.

skidsolo
Forumember

Posts : 191
Reputation : 1
Language : English

Back to top Go down

Solved Re: Guest posts and PM's.

Post by SLGray on August 24th 2015, 9:12 pm

Topic solved and archived


When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
Never post your email in public.


SLGray
Administrator
Administrator

Male Posts : 36639
Reputation : 2441
Language : English
Location : United States

http://ztwds.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum