SPAM ALERT - EMAIL OPTION

General discussion about the RAILROAD.NET site, forums, or content ONLY. Please do not post your general railroading questions, please choose an appropriate forum. For help using the site, please post in the Help Using RAILROAD.NET Forum.

Moderator: Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith
Site Admin
Posts: 8486
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:28 am
Location: MP 67.2 Georgia Southern Railway

SPAM ALERT - EMAIL OPTION

Post by Jeff Smith » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:36 pm

I received two separate reports of members receiving spam EMAIL from floxy2020@gmail.com username Fummyana. This user has been deleted, of course. I'm not sure how many folks received such an email (I have not), but if you have, please report it here or to info@railroad.net. My belief is it was just a rogue, new registration, and not a hack.

As always, you should view any email from unrecognized users with suspicion, not just from railroad.net and the email function.

My personal preference is not to use or enable the email function in the message board setting. The default is enabled, I believe. Go to your user profile and change your settings to disable this.

If you feel the need to share your personal email address, I would recommend doing it via PM. I keep separate emails, one that I use for "public" sites where registration is required and spam an inevitability. I keep another for friends, another for business. These are consequences of the modern age.

Keep your virus definitions, anti-virus, spy protection, etc. up-to-date. Remember, you click on links at your own peril.

The PM function is restricted for new users. I'm not sure how they managed to get an email through given the restriction placed on new registrations and am investigating this. There have obviously been changes to the functionality here, and I will forward this on to the person who maintains the site.

Spam is a daily battle here. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Next stop, Willoughby
~Jeff Smith (fka "Sarge") :: RAILROAD.NET Site Administrator/Co-Owner

Return to “General Discussion: About RAILROAD.NET”