1. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    I have been getting email spam with links in it to random things from a Chris Richard, and when i looked at the recipients to see if I could track it down, I got sites such as Dickey and other things that looked related to BYC. My email is public on BYC, could spammers be doing this?

  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Ive got that too, Chrisf and I don't know enough about him. He wanted to send me a drawing of Spitzhaubens so if too many of us are getting something like this, he could be spamming.
  3. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I'd say yea, its probably spammers. You may want to take your email down if you want it to stop.
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    If your email address is listed as public, then anybody that joins BYC can email you. I'd strongly suggest peeps don't choose this option. In fact, we may want to remove it as an option for peeps to select. IMO, most members should choose: "Hide your e-mail address but allow form e-mail." in their profile (under Privacy).

    One question: Was this an email direct to your email box, or was it through our email-to-user system?

    Please forward the email to support @ backyardchickens.com (remove the spaces) and we'll look into it.
  5. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Quote:I deleted the messages already... don't worry, tomorrow I will get another one. And I am getting them direct to my email... my personal email that I use on BYC only. My business ones are listed on my websites, so there are only a few places other than this it could be.

    I am changing it, but I do get a lot of people directly emailing me, which I like better than the form emails.

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