SPAM from phpbb ??

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..::Frans::..
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SPAM from phpbb ??

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Got this mail this morning:
Hello,
phpBB 3.0.12 is now available , please
be sure to backup your forum before
staring in the update process .

we are happy to help you in updating
your forum safely, please reply to this
email if you are interested in our paid
sevices .

thank you

sending address (fwiw) phpbbaid@gmail.com

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Re: SPAM from phpbb ??

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Do not hire Christian Bullock he won't finish the job and will keep your money

..::Frans::..
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thought so.... thnx for the link RMcGirr83 ;-)

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Master_Cylinder
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Re: SPAM from phpbb ??

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..::Frans::.. wrote:Got this mail this morning:
Hello,
phpBB 3.0.12 is now available , please
be sure to backup your forum before
staring in the update process .

we are happy to help you in updating
your forum safely, please reply to this
email if you are interested in our paid
sevices .

thank you

sending address (fwiw) phpbbaid@gmail.com
Report them to gmail for spam and don't make your email public in profiles so you won't get as much... ;)
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They eat the paste. :lol:

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bonelifer
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Re: SPAM from phpbb ??

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Master_Cylinder they've been reported by our Operations Manager and other users. Google no longer takes spam seriously. All they did was mark that email address as a possible phishing scam in their web email. In contrast on a earlier email they used Google disable their account when our Operations Manager reported them, the reason for this course change was never explained.

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Master_Cylinder
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Re: SPAM from phpbb ??

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That sounds about right for google, shame. Another good reason to not use gmail...not that I needed another reason. When more and more servers start using blacklists, more and more spammers will give up and get real jobs.
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Buy them books, send them to school and what do they do?

They eat the paste. :lol:

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Master_Cylinder wrote:[...][D]on't make your email public in profiles so you won't get as much... ;)
Yes, but, based on the discussion I've read about this spammer (possibly in the linked topic), he's using E-mail addresses that aren't in public profiles. He seems to use the address that your board's E-mail is sent from (for example, if you allow user registration, he can pick that E-mail address up and spam you there). That's the address where I get spam from him.

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Master_Cylinder
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Re: SPAM from phpbb ??

Post by Master_Cylinder »

I assumed it was the email links but I don't link my boards or my email here so maybe that's why I've never gotten one for any of my forums. I suppose they could just be searching for the phpBB info in the footer to find them too...if that's indexed. *shrug*
These kids today...
Buy them books, send them to school and what do they do?

They eat the paste. :lol:

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