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by XnTriq
Fri May 24, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: we should be able to post without having it have to be approved by a moderator
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: we should be able to post without having it have to be approved by a moderator

I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but despite the usual countermeasures, we were being flooded with spam.

BTW: Your posts were approved in less than 2 minutes ;-)
by XnTriq
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: On Spam
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: On Spam

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, bdragon!
bdragon wrote:What is not normal is that the email warning about a new topic takes the subject of the new message (which is, as i said, an url) and transforms it into a clickable link. Could it be left as just text?
All notifications are sent as plain text (Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8). Unfortunately, most mail clients and webmail services automatically create a hyperlink from URLs and email addresses. As far as I know, there's no word censoring for topic titles in phpBB :-|
by bdragon
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: On Spam
Replies: 1
Views: 774

On Spam

I've got several emails in the past from this forum with spammers trying to sell stuff by putting a message with a "nice" url for subject.

That's normal.

What is not normal is that the email warning about a new topic takes the subject of the new message (which is, as i said, an url) and transforms it into a clickable link. Could it be left as just text? Thank you.
by Peter2
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: Missing notifications
Replies: 7
Views: 6124

Re: Missing notifications

XnTriq wrote:I'm assuming you did get a topic reply notification for my previous post. ...
No, no notification.
XnTriq wrote:..Could you please give me an example for a topic where this doesn't work?...
This post.
XnTriq wrote:Also: Is Notify me upon replies by default (User Control Panel » Board preferences » Edit posting defaults) activated?...
Yes, activated since long time.
XnTriq wrote:...Did you check your spam folder for missing notifications?..
Yes. No mails in spam.

I will change my mailadress to test.
by XnTriq
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: Missing notifications
Replies: 7
Views: 6124

Re: Missing notifications

I'm assuming you did get a topic reply notification for my previous post. Could you please give me an example for a topic where this doesn't work?
Also: Is Notify me upon replies by default (User Control Panel » Board preferences » Edit posting defaults) activated? Did you check your spam folder for missing notifications?
XnTriq (27/Mar/2013) wrote:I just checked the spam folder of my Gmail account and found all missing topic reply notifications (one week's worth) there.
These e-mails were sent from the same address to the same address for the past seven years, and all over sudden Gmail decides they're spam? That's odd :?
XnTriq (28/Mar/2013) wrote:I've got another e-mail from **** today. His notifications also turned out to be eaten by an overzealous spam filter.
Again, I don't know what to make of this, but it has to be related to the new server. (Perhaps the sender IP has changed.)

So, if other members start complaining, we can tell them to put newsgroup[ät]xnview[döt]com on their whitelist.
XnTriq (28/Oct/2013) wrote:
XnTriq ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=110864#p110864]Re: New website design[/url]) wrote:BTW: Topic reply notifications still don't work properly, but this time it's not Gmail's fault.
OK, now I know for sure. I did not get the majority of notifications for the “***** ********” topic.
What's more: The ones I received sometimes did not arrive in chronological order.

I think we should — at least temporarily — change this setting to see if that fixes the problem:
[color=green]Administration Control Panel[/color] » [color=green]General[/color] » [color=green]Client communication[/color] » [color=green]E-mail settings[/color] » [color=green]E-mail package size[/color] wrote:This is the number of maximum e-mails sent out in one package. This setting is applied to the internal message queue; set this value to 0 if you have problems with non-delivered notification e-mails.
XnTriq (06/May/2014) wrote:
Gérard 91 ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=29897]I Don't receive warning mail from the forum[/url]) wrote:I registered, several months ago, many topics in this forum but I get no more warning mail for weeks, although new posts or topics are open.
I don't see any problems in the Error log (Administration Control Panel » Maintenance » Forum logs), Pierre.
The E-mail settings (General » Client communication) also seem to be correct.
by XnTriq
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: Forum problem? Notification for not existing postings?
Replies: 4
Views: 7385

Re: Forum problem? Notification for not existing postings?

Paultx wrote:Same here. I received three e-mail notifications since Dec 03, 2014 but the thread shows no update.
'Tis the season for spam campaigns :-\
I assume you're referring to the Shell Extension sticky. Bots often post to the first topic in the forum or sub-forum with the highest post count.
XnTriq (13/Nov/2012) wrote:I've come to believe that we should also consider this (rather unorthodox) anti-spam concept:
XnTriq (21/Nov/2010) wrote:
ghisler (Spam trap » [url=http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?t=20502]Do not post here![/url]) wrote:This is an experiment: Since most spammers post to the first forum, I have setup a spam trap forum. I will delete all messages in this forum and close down accounts, so do not post here!
Clo ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=97217#p97217]Delete your own post in more sections[/url]) wrote:• The spam trap @TC is both a good and bad idea : It worked maybe 10 times or so, no more…
Quickly, the spammers spotted it, then continued to put their craps anywhere in all sections… :|
- The strong point in the TC forum is that any Mod may lock the fake accounts. The weak point is that a Mod can only delete the craps in the sections where he has rights; i.e., I've rights in almost all sections, except in the “User to User” sections (in extra languages like Spanish etc.)
- The Mods of those sections aren't always connected, this leads to keep the craps for some hours… days ! :evil:
- Here, we miss a “Cleaner” member, especially in charge of the craps deleting… XnTriq-friend does this the most he can, but indeed he can't 24H / 24 !
by XnTriq
Thu May 08, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: I Don't receive warning mail from the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 5240

Re: I Don't receive warning mail from the forum

Gérard 91 wrote:Strange and boring no ?
Yes, this is indeed frustrating for both of us :|

Please follow these steps if you're not receiving notification e-mails:
  1. Check the spam/junk folders of both your e-mail client and your webmail account for false positives.
  2. Add newsgroup{ät}xnview{döt}com & contact{ät}xnview{döt}com to the whitelists of both your e-mail client and your webmail account.
Note: I assume you already know this, Gérard, but I'd like to explain it for inexperienced users who're facing the same issues with missing topic reply notifications.
by Gérard 91
Wed May 07, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: I Don't receive warning mail from the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 5240

Re: I Don't receive warning mail from the forum

Thanks XnTriq to look at.
I did keep an eye on my spam before erase but I'll add newsgroup@ and Image to my whitelist.
But if every thing seems to be in order, I still have problem.
I subscribe to MP forum :
- MP - General Support
- Bug Reports
- MP - Suggestions
To day I received only 2 mails (one for the subject of this post and one for Pierre's answer for the other subject I mentioned yesterday
BUT NONE for all other subjects ?????
Should I write something in each subject to be inform ? (joking)
Strange and boring no ?
Gérard
by XnTriq
Tue May 06, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: I Don't receive warning mail from the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 5240

Re: I Don't receive warning mail from the forum

I've checked the e-mail settings of the forum yesterday: Everything's correct :?

Is topic #29757 (“Fails to start XnView MP 0.64”) listed in User Control Panel » Overview » Manage subscriptions?
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Please check your spam or junk e-mail folder to make sure it didn't end up there by accident.
You may also want to consider adding newsgroup@ and Image to your whitelist.
by XnTriq
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: Login in problems
Replies: 7
Views: 6391

Re: Login in problems

Irving wrote:This forum has been messed up for over a year. And now I'm trying to be Mr. Nice Guy and change my e-mail address and keep getting rejected because of a password. But I'm logged in.

It ain't worth the trouble.
Irving, you should've gotten a notification e-mail asking you to reactivate your account.

How to change/update the e-mail address of your forum account:
  1. Go to User Control Panel » Profile » Edit account settings.
  2. Enter your new E-mail address.
  3. Confirm e-mail address.
    (You only need to specify this if you are changing your e-mail address.)
  4. Enter your Current password.
    (You must confirm your current password if you wish to change it, alter your e-mail address or username.)
  5. After clicking on Submit, you'll be logged out automatically and presented with the following message:
    newsgroup.xnview.com wrote:Your account has been updated. However, this board requires account reactivation on e-mail changes. An activation key has been sent to the new e-mail address you provided. Please check your e-mail for further information.
  6. The reactivation e-mail will be sent to the new address and reads as follows:
    newsgroup(at)xnview(dot)com (Reactivate your account) wrote:Hello Irving,

    Your account on "XnView" has been deactivated, most likely due to changes made to your profile. In order to reactivate your account you must click on the link below:

    http://newsgroup.xnview.com/ucp.php?mod ... XXXXXXXXXX

    --
    Thanks, The XnView Forum Team
  7. When you visit the link provided in this e-mail, you'll get the following message:
    newsgroup.xnview.com wrote:Your account has now been successfully reactivated.
  8. You should then be able to log in to the forum as usual.
Frequently Asked Questions ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/faq.php#f0r5]I registered but cannot login![/url]) wrote:First, check your username and password. If they are correct, then one of two things may have happened. If COPPA support is enabled and you specified being under 13 years old during registration, you will have to follow the instructions you received. Some boards will also require new registrations to be activated, either by yourself or by an administrator before you can logon; this information was present during registration. If you were sent an e-mail, follow the instructions. If you did not receive an e-mail, you may have provided an incorrect e-mail address or the e-mail may have been picked up by a spam filer. If you are sure the e-mail address you provided is correct, try contacting an administrator.
by XnTriq
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: Spam attack
Replies: 1
Views: 3277

Re: Spam attack

You've got p-mail, Drahken.
by Drahken
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: Spam attack
Replies: 1
Views: 3277

Spam attack

Geeze, WTF is with all these spam posts lately??
This recent wave was all by one user, but we've been getting wave upon wave of spam for nearly a week now.
by lian
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: SPAM attack and notifications
Replies: 1
Views: 4169

Re: SPAM attack and notifications

As you can see, spammers have some kind of humour :-)
by XnTriq
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: Delete your own post in more sections
Replies: 4
Views: 4540

Re: Delete your own post in more sections

Clo wrote:Here, we miss a “Cleaner” member, especially in charge of the craps deleting… XnTriq-friend does this the most he can, but indeed he can't 24H / 24 !
@ Clo, marsh, Drahken: Thank you for reporting spam posts!
I try to keep an eye on those “sleepers” too, but every now & then I miss one :evil:
by marsh
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Info & Forum
Topic: Delete your own post in more sections
Replies: 4
Views: 4540

Re: Delete your own post in more sections

Sorry about removing my post while editing.
The original:
I just looked at TC forum. The spam trap topic there looks clever too. Post on that and delete more than topic. Like an electric bug zapper. :)