Unwanted PM's

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    mamiya New Member

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    Where does one report unwanted PM's of a religious nature?
     
    mamiya, Feb 11, 2008
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    Bob Marsden New Member

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    I've had the godspam as well:

    You have received a new private message at Mac Help Forums from Stephanie, entitled "Re: Bob Marsden".
    To read the original version, respond to, or delete this message, you must log in here:
    https://www.mac-help.com/forums/private.php
    This is the message that was sent:
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    Hi,I'm new here, how's it going?"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things as a meaningful unity" - Albert Einstein---Stephaniehttp://stephanie.infernohost.net
    ***************
     
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    Ric New Member

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    Thanks for everyone who has let me know...


    I'm turning off the PM system till this is resolved.

    Please let me know what "Usernames' are sending these messages via this thread,

    thanks Ric

    'Stephanie' has already been booted ;-)
     
    Ric, Feb 11, 2008
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    Takeo New Member

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    Hi,

    I only got one from "Stephanie"

    Takeo.
     
    Takeo, Feb 11, 2008
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    Staged New Member

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    Got one myself but deleted it immediately. But I think it was Stephanie too.
     
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    Eleanor New Member

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    Thanks for your email Ric. I haven't had any religious stuff, maybe my ISP is picking them up first? They're pretty good on that. I'll let you know if I do.

    Eleanor
     
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    I got one from Stephanie also and i see she's been booted. If she is indeed a Buddhist then she should know that she will experience bad Karma for her actions.
     
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    Egidio New Member

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    Knock on wood... I have not received any spam from here. Ric, thanks for your quick action in closing PM's for now.
     
    Egidio, Feb 11, 2008
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    silversaabist New Member

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    Hi Ric, Yes I've had one too off Stephanie about Buddhism, Thanks for acting so quickly.
     
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    adrianmoore New Member

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    yup, same spammer pm'd me too, glad to see its all in hand :)
     
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    I believe it is still in my private mail box here.
     
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    Hi Ric,
    Thanks for blocking the PM and your action.:cool:
     
    fimac, Feb 11, 2008
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    almeister New Member

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    Buddhism as a philosophy doesn't exactly favor trying to talk others in to their way of thinking. This PM is not only unethical from a netiquette standpoint, but also remarkably un-Buddhist.

    On behalf of the eight-fold path and all the good things that Buddhism offers, please accept my apologies for this woman's BMs, er, I mean PMs.
     
    almeister, Feb 11, 2008
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    T Mack New Member

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    I got one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Im good with my Catholic religon.. thank you!!!!!
     
    T Mack, Feb 11, 2008
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    lewis Guest

    i recieved 80 emails, so annoyed :(
     
    lewis, Feb 11, 2008
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    Ric New Member

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    80 emails ?

    Not from here.

    Please can you email me the details...

    thanks

    Ric
     
    Ric, Feb 11, 2008
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    Ric New Member

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    Well thanks to Buddhism...

    [​IMG]

    ;-)

    She can't of been all bad.

    PM system is back online.

    Please let me know if anyone else gets any new spam !!!!

    regards and best wishes to all

    Ric
     
    Ric, Feb 11, 2008
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    lewis Guest

    i keep getting occasional emails still :(
     
    lewis, Feb 11, 2008
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    For my part it was someone who called themselves "Stephanie". And, yes, Buddhism. At first I thought it was a beer commercial with two D's. Then I tried to relate it to photography and couldn't. ( I'm a photographer, to clarify)

    For my knowledge, I would like to know if this is common on forums for admins and mods to have to filter this type of spam.

    Reason is that I have a lot of students for which I thought I would like to put up a limited forum of some type. I was a mod at another forum until the admin got some crossed wires. I had to deal with some of this there.

    Should this be a common problem I will stay with email groups.

    This is a very responsive admin and I am grateful for that. I am rebuilding my site and will place a link to this site for any Mac users who attend if that's OK.

    By the way Ric, how is the weather across the Atlantic? (I can't call it the "pond", it grates)
     
    mamiya, Feb 11, 2008
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    Mac-er New Member

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    Ya I also got one from Stephanie....
    Here it is......


    DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL!
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    Dear Mac-er,

    You have received a new private message at Mac Help Forums from Stephanie, entitled "Re: Macer".

    To read the original version, respond to, or delete this message, you must log in here:
    https://www.mac-help.com/forums/private.php

    This is the message that was sent:
    ***************
    Hi,I'm new here, how's it going?"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things as a meaningful unity" - Albert Einstein---Stephaniehttp://stephanie.infernohost.net
    ***************

    Again, please do not reply to this email. You must go to the following page to reply to this private message:
    https://www.mac-help.com/forums/private.php

    All the best,
    Mac Help Forums
     
    Mac-er, Feb 11, 2008
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