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Feb 19 13 9:40 PM

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Members will get two forms of spam as we are an open group.
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The first will be on the private message system, were a person or group has gone onto all the open lefora groups and simple set their computer to send everyone the can find on all membership lists a "private message", often it is (ladies asking for men friends) , these will also go to our female members as their computers have no knowledge of who they are actually sending the message to.
Just ignore the contact email, and just delete the private message, nothing else needs to be done.
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The second type of spam will go directly to your own email account. This is from the "@ harvesters" , any message posted on any part of the internet that has an @ symbol in it will be saved (harvested) by computers then then send in bulk an email to every email address they have found, they won't know exactly who you are, just delete the email message from your computer.
The way of preventing this is never publish your email address in any message.
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If you get any other problems apart from these two types of spam, please let me know.

Philip

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Feb 21 13 6:42 PM

Hi Philip,please can you post to genuine e-mailers,not to send private e-mails to members,even in reCherrysponse to,or queries regarding posts.Please ask them to respond using this method ie 'Reply to:'

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Feb 21 13 10:36 PM

Cherry,
There is a section in the part for new users, on not to offer email addresses in postings.

The bast way of letting each other know your email address is to use the Private Message service of Lefora.  See top right - MESSAGES.

Philip

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