Mod Question?! Now getting multiple chicken related spam........

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Boyd

Recipient of The Biff Twang
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I am curious if the email list at BYC was sold to anybody? I've seen some posts about folks sending out spam, but today alone I've gotten spam from 3 different sources. Since I do not run windows products a virus, trojan or spyware has almost no chance of infecting me... so do we have folks that are mining one by one for email addy's or has my email addy been sold on a list? Curious, because if that's the case I'd like to remove mine.

PS - If it is a case of somebody who wrote a script to mine for email addys here on BYC, would you consider putting a captcha up for everytime somebody tries to send e-mail via BYC?
 
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Dar

Crowing
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I know I have not received any chicken spam.. so i dont think the list was sold... but thats just IMHO..
 

BarkerChickens

Microbrewing Chickenologist
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Nov 25, 2007
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Boyd...change your profile to not show your email address. Anyone can scroll over "e-mail" under your avatar (just pointing to it, not clicking on it) and your personal email address shows up in the lower left-hand corner of the internet window.
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edited to add: If you click on Profile and then Privacy, you can change your setting to not display your email, but still allow email via a form. This allows people to still email you to your personal email, but they can't see your email address (until you reply to them anyway).
 
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DuckLady

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BYC Staff
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Jan 11, 2007
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BYC doesn't sell your info at all!

In your profile, if you have "display your email address" checked, it can be picked up.
 

Tala

Flock Mistress
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Apr 14, 2009
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I just got one, since I read this thread earlier today (musta jinxed me) and when you hover over my email it gives a byc http, not my real addy so......

I just double-checked, my setting is to "Hide your e-mail address but allow form e-mail."
 

dlhunicorn

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