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Spammers in China Active Today
« on: September 24, 2010, 08:50:07 PM »
  I received two messages tonight indicating that some spammers reportedly in China are harvesting emails from member's public profiles and sending advertisements to them saying "I saw you on the BeerSmith forum"!

  Note that these people are in no way related to the forum or BeerSmith.

  They are taking advantage of members who have their emails displayed publicly - they just capture the public email address and send you an email.  To disable public display of your email address, please go to your "Profile" for your account then look under the box that says "Modify Profile" and click on the link that says "Account Related Settings".

  In that page you will see a block that says "Hide Email Address from Public".

  Please enable that box and save the settings- that way your email will be protected.   Members here can still send private messages, but I've blocked sending bulk private messages out.

« Last Edit: September 24, 2010, 08:52:07 PM by BeerSmith »
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Re: Spammers in China Active Today
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 09:26:43 AM »
Thanks Brad for the heads up!

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