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Post by snout on July 5th 2010, 2:28 pm

one of my members have reported the following to me....

I have had 3 spam e-mails today.....all addressed to my forum user name (then my e-mail address) and all supposedly from the forum. This is the only place I use that particular user name.
Microsofts security system has been isolating the e-mails and recommended deletion as the e-mails posed a high risk.


can anyone explain why and how this is happening?

thank you.

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Post by Sanket on July 5th 2010, 2:29 pm

What emails are they receiving, what is the content?

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Post by snout on July 5th 2010, 2:47 pm

Hi Sanket, thank you for replying.

they have not opened the emails as they are getting security alerts.
im assuming these cant be from the forum but we cant understand how these emails have got this members user name?

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Post by Sanket on July 5th 2010, 2:58 pm

Well, email addresses from where they receive such mails?

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Post by snout on July 5th 2010, 3:00 pm

i am going to ask the member for any further info so i can help you to help me.

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Post by Sanket on July 5th 2010, 3:01 pm

Okay, take as much information as possible. Screenshots would help too.

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Post by snout on July 5th 2010, 3:06 pm

ive just PM'd the member and asked for more information and a screen shot. ill update when they get back to me.
thanks so much for helping with this.

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Post by snout on July 5th 2010, 9:51 pm

sadly my member has deleted the emails as his security alerts advised, if anymore come through he'll screen shot for me.

the spam emails are coming from a hotmail.com address.

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Post by Sanket on July 6th 2010, 6:34 am

They definitely are not sent via forumotion then. Those definitely are spam mails, but i am not sure who is sending it.

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Post by snout on July 6th 2010, 10:56 am

i guess we can assume a spammer has made up the email then under our forum name. ill try reporting this to hotmail, thank you so much for your help sanket.

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Post by Sanket on July 6th 2010, 11:49 am

Also beware of any admin playing mischief.

Since this thread appears to be solved, I will lock this thread and mark it as solved.


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