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Postby rock1t » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:24 pm

i know your doin you most to try and stop the spams getting through, but ive writen a post that included the word email and its now linked to some other shite site, and again ive noticed soneone else used the word Scooter and had the same thing, pain in the ass init :(



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Re: spams

Postby ElbowNi » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:26 pm

Spammers try to get added to the site as a user, then constantly post crap about Viagra and the like.

In your case it sounds like something was indexing the site looking for the @ symbol. This is the reason we don’t allow swearing cos its the same process that indexes or scrapes the site looking for swearwords or in your case perhaps it was looking for the @ symbol

Your account email should not be accessible under any circumstances but if you add an address to a post there is every chance it will get harvested. There is I am afraid nothing that can be done short of writing your email address in ASCII format (Techy stuff) when using open text sites like this.
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