Anyone else getting daily weight loss spam from Milepoint?

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  1. Ed Chandler
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    I've been receiving "new thread" notifications from Milepoint for several days now that all turn out to be spam messages soliciting the sale of some weight loss product or another.

    What's up?
     
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  2. Mark
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    The fake passport folks were easier to block, but these ones kept using different terms.

    I just made a pretty broad phrase go to moderation, so we'll see how that helps... and see if it puts many normal messages in there.
     
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  3. Mark
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    Woke up to a nice amount of spam in the moderation queue. Saw one spam post about fitness that snuck by, but added that term as well.

    Manual process for now, but at least they're being caught.
     
  4. IDGflygirl
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    Seems like a couple more posted threads today.
     
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  5. blackjack-21

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    Seeming to become a daily occurrance now, with most arriving between midnight Eastern time and 5 AM, and often within a few minutes of each other. No emailed spam for me tied to their arrival on MP, as yet.
     
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    What ever happened to not allowing links for the first few posts of new users? I seem to recall that cutting down on spam volumes for a while.
     
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  8. Pizzaman
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    Good question. Let me do some digging.
     
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    Is it possible to track the spammers ISP to see if they're all related to one particular ISP or one area of the world?
     
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    Poasted in the other 'feedback' thread, but there is a ridiculous proliferation of 'biometric passport' SPAM threads!:eek::rolleyes:
     
  11. Pizzaman
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    Some bits to the SPAM filter may have gotten disabled during a software upgrade. The HOM folks are working on it. Apologies.
     
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  12. Pizzaman
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    HOM is checking to see if this got garbled in the latest update.
     
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  13. storyteller
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    Going into this time of the year, some health & weight loss advice may come in handy ;)
     

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