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NZ107
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Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:09 am

I've received two spam emails through the photo feedback in the last 20 minutes. I'm sick of this. It's time some sort of keycaptcha system was introduced to stop this spam.
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:51 am

Quoting NZ107 (Thread starter):
It's time some sort of keycaptcha system was introduced to stop this spam.

When I try to send a photo feedback, then I see the following:

"To prevent misuse of this form, kindly type the text you see in the image:"

So there is such thing.

Please send us an email and we can deal with the user sending out such emails.

THanks.

wilco737
  
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:42 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 1):

Ahh. I haven't sent feedback for a long time.

The email address is fake and the context is made up of jibberish and hyperlinks (not advertising for anything) so I'm wondering how that would help dealing with the user sending them?
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:02 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 2):
The email address is fake and the context is made up of jibberish and hyperlinks (not advertising for anything) so I'm wondering how that would help dealing with the user sending them?

I have been receiving at least 2 dozen of these emails over the past 2 weeks or so, that is when it started. I never opened up one of the hyperlinks, just to be safe. The mails are not coming from one user, but various jibberish email addresses.

Regards, Paul
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:42 pm

Hi All

Various spam emails could end up in your inbox coming from photo feedback or via IM/profile. We ask not to respond nor open the hyperlinks in the mail for your own safety.

We are aware and our IT crew is fixing this problem as we speak. It could take a while before we can give an ''all clear'' so I strongly suggest to adjust your settings here:
https://www.airliners.net/profile/update ===> ''Contactable to NO or ONLY A.NET USERS.''

Our apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Kind regards,

Niek B.

for further info or assistance, you can always reach us at [email protected]
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:14 am

I've received lots of them in the last couple of days.
Here is an example:

From: ctpzmkvqixd

Subject: Airliners.net photo feedback: emaqeMkdHfyRYPwpBA
To: [email protected]
Received: Wednesday, 18 June, 2014, 9:41 AM

2EIQcL cbrdfwwanxnb, oipbqlelzujj, [link=http://zxwasituggjm.com/]zxwasituggjm[/link], http://rxneoaocwuub.com/

----------------------------------------------------------
Message was sent using
the mail interface on Airliners.net
https://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=2432268
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:20 am

Same here I've been receiving about 1 every 6 hours for the last 5 days
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:04 am

Quoting Chukcha (Reply 5):
Quoting 9MMPD (Reply 6):

Noted, thanks. I can only add that trying different browsers might help as well and that we are on it. I haven't received a single one yet. (Using Google Chrome).

Kind regards,

NiekB.
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:32 am

I have also received at least a dozen of these spam messages over the past two weeks or so. I was about to open a thread about this myself. Action against this would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Peter 
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:07 pm

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 7):
I can only add that trying different browsers might help

What does it have to do with my browser? These emails are originated outside of my computer. Some of them I received on my smartphone.
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:43 pm

Hi All

We have no control over whoever is doing this but we did experience a similar problem earlier this year and the developers are looking to tighten the captcha code so as to prevent this from happening. We know it's an inconvenience and it is being looked into but again we've no control over the SPAMMERS but we'll do our best to stop it.

We're sorry for the inconvenience and if you receive one just delete it.

Thanks and regards

Paul
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:48 pm

Problem seems to have gone away now!

Thx, Paul
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:08 am

These emails are back again unfortunately.
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:35 pm

I've also received some spam emails through the photo feedback in the last days.
 
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RE: Spam Emails Coming Through Photo Feedback

Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:44 pm

I've been getting around 3-5 a day this past week.

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