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Solved Guest pm's

Post by felicity4us2 on August 12th 2011, 3:08 am

How is it possible that guests can send pm's to members? I tried to do it, and I had to log in.

This has happened a couple times in the past week. Members (not staff) are getting pm's from "Guests" asking the member to email them at their private email, because they lost their 'password'. The members who have reported it to me are concerned that these are some kind of spammers.

Is there anyway to stop this -

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Solved Re: Guest pm's

Post by MrMario on August 12th 2011, 3:38 am

Guest can't PM. I am sure of that.

Please check the contact form.

General // Contact form

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Solved Re: Guest pm's

Post by idinafig on August 12th 2011, 3:58 am

I can suppose (or suggest???) there is a member called "Guests" which spams your members.

MrMario, can guests post pms by alternative form?? For example I copied a form from hosting service, changed some links and now I can send pictires from my site Smile Guests can't go to this form, but is login status checked while posting pm??

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Solved Re: Guest pm's

Post by felicity4us2 on August 12th 2011, 6:48 am

The member agreed that it would be okay if you would look at it. I have had it happen before also. I would like to understand. Thanks

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Solved Re: Guest pm's

Post by Sanket on August 12th 2011, 7:14 am

Maybe he registered on your forum & then used the unsubscribe tool. Thats how he got the username guest.

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Solved Re: Guest pm's

Post by MrMario on August 12th 2011, 3:31 pm

If the user deleted their own account the PM's would be gone.

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Solved Re: Guest pm's

Post by felicity4us2 on August 12th 2011, 8:09 pm

I found the problem - yep -in the contact/form section. they were clicking the footer 'contact' - sheesh - I never noticed that before - sorry - I tried it myself - and yes - the pm does show from 'guest'. That email link is the members' email - I feel better now. Problem - I had it marked to go to moderator and admins - instead of just me. Now - I know how it works, I can make good use of that - Thanks for your help.

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Solved Re: Guest pm's

Post by Jophy on August 13th 2011, 2:04 am

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

Important: You can also help the moderators to know if your topic/problem is solved by EDITING your first post and marking the topic as solved. Thank you.

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