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Feb. 8th, 2012 08:58 pm
alchemia: (Default)
[personal profile] alchemia posting in [community profile] fanlore
I just received the email below. Is there some way Fanlore can try to prevent high-volume/mass emailings from the site (especially from newly created user accounts like this one)?


----- Original Message -----
Hello,

the Star Wars vintage magazines website has just been updated with a new improved presentation.

There are currently more than 1300 referenced magazines : the largest collection of Star Wars vintage magazines online.

I invite you to visit it and wish you a pleasant tour : http://---removed---

Please, let me know your appreciation.

With best regards,

Bob

--
This e-mail was sent by Bob77 to Alchemia by the "E-mail user" function at Fanlore.

 

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Date: 2012-02-09 05:05 am (UTC)
aethel: (buffy cranky)
From: [personal profile] aethel
wow, it looks like everyone with an account and e-mail enabled got that, simultaneously?!?

I'll ask Systems how to prevent this from happening if possible. If anyone else knows how he did it, please chime in!

forgot to mention

Date: 2012-02-09 05:24 am (UTC)
aethel: (hawking nerd [by librarianstash])
From: [personal profile] aethel
You can disable the "Email this user" function by changing your preferences.

1. Click on My Preferences in the top right corner of the window
2. Scroll down to "E-mail"
3. Uncheck "Enable e-mail from other users"
4. Save

Re: forgot to mention

Date: 2012-02-12 04:38 pm (UTC)
aethel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aethel
It looks like they weren't a bot and just manually started emailing everyone. At least one person later in the alphabet didn't get the email. I passed along the information to Systems, but I'm not sure that we can prevent obnoxious emailing from actual humans. I've banned Bob77, so this one at least won't be trying that again.

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Date: 2012-02-09 07:55 am (UTC)
anotherslashfan: sign reading f... (blotted out) censorship (Default)
From: [personal profile] anotherslashfan
Yes, I think it was sent to everyone, I got one, too :(

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