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Why the hell is DigitalPoint selling their webmaster email database?

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Kuat, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. #1
    I've gotten 2 spams already to my digital poin email.

    WTF? :mad:
    SEMrush
     
    Kuat, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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  2. seo-mumbai

    seo-mumbai Well-Known Member

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    #2
    In your public profile your email will be there so any member can get it easly and send u email.If u whant to stop them edit your profile.
     
    seo-mumbai, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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  3. doga

    doga Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Well dear think before saying anyting. There is a lot of other way people can get your email address for spam. Don't just blame
     
    doga, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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  4. MattKNC

    MattKNC Peon

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    #4
    The number of spammy sign ups on my forums has increased four fold since I became active with DP. Still, the benefits of being part of this community outweigh the increased spam; simply delete the offending messages and don't give it another thought.
     
    MattKNC, Dec 27, 2006 IP
  5. slava

    slava Peon

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  6. Monty

    Monty Peon

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    #6
    This is not the kind of thing to say without strong evidences, imho, you'd better think before telling such a thing.

    As slava demonstrated it, no need to buy DP's email database to know yours.
     
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  7. jdR!pper

    jdR!pper Peon

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    #7
    Forgive this Kuat boy for his ignorance. Please spare his rep! lol :D
     
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  8. jezza chan

    jezza chan Active Member

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    How can you say such a thing, though i will forgive you because you only have 5 post. I really doubt Shawn would do such a thing.
     
    jezza chan, Dec 27, 2006 IP
  9. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #9
    You can choose to not show your email.
     
    digitalpoint, Dec 27, 2006 IP
  10. an0n

    an0n Prominent Member

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    #10
    I will be sure to send my Holiday cheer to digitalpoint [at] darksidedata [dot] com for the new years!
     
    an0n, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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  11. Nintendo

    Nintendo ♬ King of da Wackos ♬

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    #11
    For those if us that want others to be able to E-ail us, how about just changing it to use the form instead of being pro SPAM, making the E-mail address public just by going to for example

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/sendmessage.php?do=mailmember&u=6

    It's a really nice way to help the SPAMers!!!!!
     
    Nintendo, Dec 27, 2006 IP
  12. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #12
    What form, is that an option in vBulletin?
     
    digitalpoint, Dec 27, 2006 IP
  13. jaree

    jaree Well-Known Member

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    #13
    i guess he is talking about something like this asdfsd[@]hotmail.com
     
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  14. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #14
    Well you have to be a logged in user to see it, so it's not like a spider can spider it.
     
    digitalpoint, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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    Nintendo ♬ King of da Wackos ♬

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    #15
    I don't know if it's changed since the 3.5 versions, but at

    options.php?do=options&dogroup=email

    vBulletin Options --> E-mail options!

    It has....

    Then members can't register to get our E-mail addresses to SPAM us. They can only E-mail one member at a time only using the form.

    They will only get our E-mail address if we reply!!!!
     
    Nintendo, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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  16. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #16
    It's been changed.
     
    digitalpoint, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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    Shawn saves the day again!!!!!

    Shawn cuts wood with his member for poor children!!! Women are enthralled!!

    Ok :p
     
    Dekker, Dec 27, 2006 IP
  18. SumitBahl

    SumitBahl Reign of Chaos

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    Very Nice. It would help cut the spam. :)
     
    SumitBahl, Dec 28, 2006 IP
  19. Kuat

    Kuat Peon

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    #19
    So the emails arent being shown in the user profile anymore?
    (i dont understand why would they be showing in the first place. stupoid idea.)

    anyway, so did spammers spider all the DP users or just messaged them one by one?


    here's teh spam i got.
    copy the url into your browser: darksidedata.com/Message.html

    email header:
    Return-Path: <coders@aol.com>
    Delivered-To:
    Received: (qmail 55783 invoked by uid 106); 27 Dec 2006 00:51:00 -0000
    Received: from 88.234.18.86 by newmail.jupiterhosting.com (envelope-from <coders@aol.com>, uid 89) with qmail-scanner-1.25
    (clamdscan: 0.88/1257. spamassassin: 3.1.0.
    Clear:RC:0(88.234.18.86):SA:1(15.0/7.0):.
    Processed in 6.435525 secs); 27 Dec 2006 00:51:00 -0000
    X-Spam-Status: Yes, hits=15.0 required=7.0
    X-Spam-Level: +++++++++++++++
    Received: from unknown (HELO ommo.net) (88.234.18.86)



    Anyone cares to report these assholes to AOL or something?
    I'm not from the US so i dont know how you work things out there.
     
    Kuat, Dec 28, 2006 IP
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  20. fsmedia

    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    #20
    you should set it to not receive e-mails if you don't want to get spammed from the forums, simple as that.
     
    fsmedia, Jan 1, 2007 IP