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Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by kennersk, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. kennersk

    kennersk New Member

    Hi All

    For the past couple of weeks, I've been getting about a dozen spam emails every few days that look like the attached.

    It says it was posted by "miko3" but after a search there seems too be no member of that name.

    Not sure how to block it as I'd have to disable incoming announcements from the MINIX forums.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ken
     

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  2. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    They aren't spam emails, they're just notifications of a member posting in a forum you are watching!

    The posts though are certainly Spam and we delete them as soon as we see them. :)
     
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  3. kennersk

    kennersk New Member

    Hello

    I've just received 9 more questionable this morning. (see attached PDF's) I can't reply to any of them although they do link back to the MINIX website.
     

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  4. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Did you read my post? I already explained above!

    The Forum gets posts by a new member which we deem Spam posts and we remove them.
    All you are receiving are email notifications from a forum you are watching where the new member happens to have posted.

    You are watching this forum...
    http://www.minixforum.com/forums/news-announcements.3/

    This is where the posts have been!
     
  5. kennersk

    kennersk New Member

    Now now. No need to be condesending. After all, you are a moderator.


    When I try to connect to the forum mentioned in the email, the following appears:

    MINIX Forum - Official - Error
    The requested thread could not be found.


    When I try to connect to the sender (miko 198), the following appears:

    MINIX Forum - Official - Error
    This user's profile is not available.


    It appears something is amiss.

    I've since ceased following all forums, in an attempt to halt these emails.

    Regards,
     
  6. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    No nothing is amiss.
    As @Villa has tried to explain, we delete/remove these posts when we see them and also remove the users account.
    How could you connect to a thread or a user profile that no longer exists?
     
  7. kennersk

    kennersk New Member

    But I still receive these posts (approximately 8 or 9 ) every other day, even if you have deleted them at your level.

    I've disconnected from following any & all forums to see if this solves the problem from my end.

    I'll let you know if I receive any more.

    Many thanks.
     
  8. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    NO, you receive notifications of new posts. If I delete 8 posts today you don't receive any further notifications for these posts. But if another user posts 8 or 9 new posts tomorrow, then you'll receive notifications for these new posts. A moderator will remove these posts as soon as they see them.
    If you want to receive notifications of new posts then you'll receive notifications of new posts, if you don't then you can change your settings accordingly.
     
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  9. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    As @Higgs and @ Villa have tried to nicely explain !......look at your " Alert "and "Alert Preference " settings
     
  10. Marty

    Marty Moderator Moderator

    Hey kennersk, just wanted to reply so you could get another email :)
     
  11. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Canucks! ;):p
     
  12. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    But we sure are polite ....eh ! :D
     
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