welo wrote:Didn't mean to sound like a tattle-tale. I visit lots of boards and have people PM me to ask about various things all the time. The message from beit wouldn't have concerned me so much, except when I arrived yesterday to read their PM, I noticed your newest member was indeed beit. At this point it was clear they only showed up to spam the board and waste your resources. No telling how many other people got this.
For what it's worth, I doubt disabling the whole PM system is the answer. I dunno much about phpbb, but doesn't it have the ability for endusers to block PMs from specified members? No need to inconvenience everyone else because of this one ... umm ... person.
At this time I cannot re-activate pm because he used
a script to mass mail all the forum , me included ,
and If I reactivate pm he could try again :evil: .
Since 99% of users have also pm notification , the server
sent also over 1000 email notifications
To avoid this will happen again , I turned off pm .
However on phpbb I have seen some hack/mod to limit the number of pm daily , it should solve the problem , I will try them asap.