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Spam

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:43 pm
by teeder
The majority of the spam emails I receive appear that they are coming from people on here. Is there something that can be done to stop that?

Also, I just noticed that a couple of the registered users that are on-line are "Bing (bot)" and "Google (bot)"

What's up with that?

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:40 pm
by gellkeller
teeder wrote:Also, I just noticed that a couple of the registered users that are on-line are "Bing (bot)" and "Google (bot)"

What's up with that?


They are bots which index (crawl) websites so they can be used under their respective search engines. It allows for fasting searching if you use any of their search engines.

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:33 pm
by admin
Brent is quite right. They do get the word out and to that end can be helpful.

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:16 pm
by teeder
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=415400&p=861724#p861724

I really don't care about the bots. That was just a side question.

I do care very much about the spam emails. They can only be coming from here.

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:16 pm
by jps
Someone must have harvest e-mails, most likely, one of the new "spam" members that have joined recently.

I used to get these kinds of spam e=mails a few years ago from some "members". I just delete them/sent them to my junk folder, then get rid of them. Do not respond to these. I am certain you can tell from the text as to whether it really came from an RRF member, or not.

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:34 am
by gibsonlp
Can you please email me a few of the emails you receive along with the headers?

You can't harvest email from phpbb3 without actually hacking it, as of yet I don't know of any public vulnerability out there.

My email is my first name at my last name dot com

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:03 am
by teeder
Thanks, Gil.

Email sent.

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 pm
by teeder
Gil,

Did you get the email I sent?

I have another one.

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:16 pm
by cjj
Probably got deleted as spam...
:twisted: :twisted:

Sorry, I just couldn't resist...
:mrgreen:

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:22 am
by teeder
That thought has crossed my mind! :lol:

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:42 pm
by gellkeller
teeder wrote:...I really don't care about the bots...


Don't be alarmed, they are actually really helpful and perform are very important task in speeding up all of your searches for cat videos. They really make the Internet go around.

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:05 pm
by teeder
Cat videos? No need for those around my house. I've got one that could have his own website. :lol:

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:39 pm
by gellkeller
teeder wrote:Cat videos? No need for those around my house. I've got one that could have his own website. :lol:


Coulda, shoulda, woulda! Do the needful and watch that easy money roll in :D

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 pm
by jps
teeder wrote:Cat videos? No need for those around my house. I've got one that could have his own website. :lol:



Excerpts from a Dog's Daily Diary:



8:00 am: Dog food nuggets! My favorite thing!

8:30 am: A car ride! My favorite thing!

9:30 am: Chased the arrogant cat! My favorite thing!

10:30 am: Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 pm: Lunch leftovers! My favorite thing!

1:00 pm: Played catch in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 pm: Licked Master's face! My favorite thing!

4:00 pm: Humped the kid's leg! My favorite thing!

6:00 pm: Howled at the neighbors! My favorite thing!

8:00 pm: Wow! Watched TV with my Master! My favorite thing!

11:00 pm: Slept on Master's bed! My favorite thing!



Excerpts from the Cat's Daily Diary: 

Day 583 of my captivity:



My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and myself are fed canned hash or some sort of stale dry nuggets. Athough I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape ... In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the floor.


Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am.



The audacity! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to best use it to my advantage.



Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.



I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released -- and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded! The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. The captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe ... for now ...



Me, I sit at the window and stare endlessly at freedom.

Re: Spam

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:45 pm
by 8mileshigher
cjj wrote:Probably got deleted as spam...
:twisted: :twisted:

Sorry, I just couldn't resist...
:mrgreen:


CJ ---- you have a great sense of humor !! :lol: