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Post by baltimoregirlz November 28th 2008, 4:01 am

I received this message a few minutes in my pm box:

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Guest[Contact] hi - Today at 9:34 pm
Whats your name?
Email me: Edited by Skittles to remove email addy for security reasons




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Sender email address: Edited by Skittles to remove email addy for security reasons

How is a non-member/guest able to send pm's. I have never had this before. I am in the middle of switching from a phpbb2 to invision. Did I miss checking something? I know people say that it is hard for the forums under formation to be hacked but is this what is happening? Do I need to be concerned?


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Post by ~Chris November 28th 2008, 4:07 am

Are you sure its not just a member with the username 'Guest'?
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Post by Guest November 28th 2008, 4:08 am

I just recieved this same message as well.
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Post by MrMario November 28th 2008, 4:10 am

Make sure that Guest is not a member on your forum. Then just ignore it.
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Post by baltimoregirlz November 28th 2008, 4:13 am

No it is not and since then I am getting hammered with them. Here is some more:

Inbox :: Message
Guest[Contact] Horny - Today at 10:06 pmHi




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Sender email address: Edited by Skittles to remove email addy for security reasons


Inbox :: Message
Guest[Contact] Jessica Haywooda - Today at 10:04 pmHi.
I am jessica and I am very hot.




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Sender email address: Edited by Skittles to remove email addy for security reasons



Inbox :: Message
Guest[Contact] Hello - Today at 10:07 pmIt won't let me register. It says there is a error in the forumotion software. I cannot sign up and I would really like to join your forum and become a active member and make alot of posts. Could you please contact me on the support forum concerning this problem as I would really like to be a member on your forum. Thankyou very much and thank you for your time...




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Post by Guest November 28th 2008, 4:16 am

Omg. I am getting worse ones, I have disabled the contact page. Maybe you should do that for maybe a day or two until all this stops??
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Post by Rok November 28th 2008, 4:21 am

This is getting serious. First of all, the admins aren't able to access there account because someone is changing their emails. Co-admin aren't able to moderate the main owner's account.

Also, the emails that are being changed someone relates to something. They are also hotmail (like what mine changed to). I believe there is a hacker.


Visit these links on some very recent related topics:

https://help.forumotion.com/other-problems-f46/important-t31268.htm

https://help.forumotion.com/other-problems-f46/hacker-important-t31198.htm

https://help.forumotion.com/other-problems-f46/caihlem-need-help-founder-password-lost-t31200.htm
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Post by baltimoregirlz November 28th 2008, 6:11 am

Read what I posted on your thread: https://help.forumotion.com/other-problems-f46/important-t31268.htm

I did not experience what you are stating. Just someone pm-ing as a guest with the information that I posted and then they signed up for a membership.. I received 21 private messages that kept getting worse and worse. I don't understand how a non-member is able to send pm's but would like to know how to block them from being able to. I changed my forum back to a phpbb2 in the mean time. Till I know if it was from switching to invision. I have never had this until this change.
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Post by Doctor Inferno November 28th 2008, 6:32 am

That message is form a contact form! (duh!)
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Post by baltimoregirlz November 28th 2008, 6:37 am

First please don't (duh!) me. That is rude.

What do you mean form a contact form????
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Post by MrMario November 28th 2008, 7:23 am

You have set up a contact form.

This is something like if you needed to talk to an Admin
Just like PM but in a different Set up. Don't worry this is just something a person did for the fun of it.
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Post by baltimoregirlz November 28th 2008, 7:28 am

Is there a way to change it so some moron does not do it again? they also signed up as a member on the forum.
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Post by MrMario November 28th 2008, 7:31 am

General > Message and Email>> Contact Form
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Post by baltimoregirlz November 28th 2008, 7:32 am

thanks

I went in and it was set to yes. I changed it to no. Do you think it is safe to go back to the invision format that I was working on transferring everything over to or should I wait for a few days?
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Post by baltimoregirlz November 28th 2008, 8:58 pm

This has been solved for me. Thanks for getting me to the right place to get them to stop.

Can someone marked this as solved please?
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Post by Skittles November 28th 2008, 11:45 pm

Please do not post IP and email addy's in the open forum.

Posting clickable email addy's can draw in spambots to a forum....thus creating a security issue.
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Post by baltimoregirlz November 28th 2008, 11:57 pm

K, can u please mark this solved since I received the help I needed not only by another forum member but by Caihlem as well this morning. Thanks
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Post by Skittles November 29th 2008, 12:38 am

Thread locked as requested by thread author. Wink
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