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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

02 Nov 2018, 09:01

@joefiesta could you share all the names of people that apparently did that?
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

02 Nov 2018, 10:02

joefiesta wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 08:45
But, each email tells my someone has quoted me. They have not. And each email contains a link supposedly pointly to the quoted post. But, the link is dead.
probably because you WERE quoted, but one of the moderators already deleted the spam post, so therefore the post no longer exists and you can't view it

my email notifications must be turned off, because i never receive any emails. maybe for PMs, i'm not sure.

i only got one notification on the web forums when i logged in a few days ago, from user "Oops" who claimed to have quoted me. similarly, the post doesn't exist anymore.

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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

02 Nov 2018, 12:37

Okay, I might have looked more closely.

the names changed after so many from one userid.

received about a dozen that said "trulas" quoted me.

thken "frin" began being the name. maybe 15 or 20

then , at 22:58 thursday, it changed to "trups". just a couple from trups

then it was "lipar"

then it became "oops". oops and lipar were intermingled

then it became "Ufs":


so, let me guess: Spam users were created, they sent me stuff and they were deleted. Another came along, etc. etc.?

It APPEARS turning off the setting to receive emails when someone quotes me has stopped the flow.
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

02 Nov 2018, 12:51

New users are unable to join the board so it is unlikely that they are still creating posts.
It is possible that the mails are getting to you at a slower pace because our e-Mail system is completely unable to deal with the amount of mail it is supposed to send.
user ufs has been banned since quite a while so I doubt he has send you any new mails.
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

03 Nov 2018, 16:17

Swannie wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 00:44
Spammers ..., I really hate them! I logged in today and found a fake notification from "Oops"!

Thanks God this forum has great administrators, moderators and spam officers! Thanks!
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

03 Nov 2018, 18:18

I would call it spam because I would assume that they were all from the same person, even though the names were different. But I could not see the spammer or his bot, so I don't know if there was more than one culprit.
try it and see
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

03 Nov 2018, 20:49

nnnik wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 12:51
New users are unable to join the board so it is unlikely that they are still creating posts.
It is possible that the mails are getting to you at a slower pace because our e-Mail system is completely unable to deal with the amount of mail it is supposed to send.
user ufs has been banned since quite a while so I doubt he has send you any new mails.
Well, I got quoted again just now, so he must be hacking existing accounts. I get the email, but the posts get deleted pretty fast, thanks. I'm gonna turn off the quote notification.
try it and see
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

03 Nov 2018, 21:06

Many spam accounts are left idle for a few weeks before they're used. This account was created just before the registration was locked and actually had some posts to blend in (E.g: Thanks, me too). However the malicious posts just had quote tags but no other kind of content to promote, so its goal just seems to harass. Luckily it got banned while it was posting, before it finished more.
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

04 Nov 2018, 17:32

"Sleeper" accounts... :/
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

05 Nov 2018, 07:54

I just noticed the closing text of the e-mail notification is outdated.
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

06 Nov 2018, 22:19

Is the email notifications disabled? I am not receiving email notifications from topics that I am subscribed to!
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

06 Nov 2018, 23:49

updated :+1:
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the AutoHotkey Support Team.
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I am not sure, but possibly temporarily due the captcha being broken causing mass spam...
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

12 Nov 2018, 10:04

joedf wrote:
06 Nov 2018, 23:49
I am not sure, but possibly temporarily due the captcha being broken causing mass spam...
Since I am the only one complaining about this, so I presume I'm the only one not receiving email notifications from topics I am subscribed to!

Did you investigated upon this or you are just presuming it is "possibly temporarily due the captcha being broken causing mass spam..."?
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

12 Nov 2018, 10:43

As far as Im aware tank is the only one with enough information to truly confirm what i said or to investigate on the matter.
tank hasn't been online since a week or 2 and hasn't been online after the spam started.
As far as Im aware we have a monthly e-Mail quota - thats my best guess other than that I cannot imagine why this would happen.
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

12 Nov 2018, 12:57

Yeah, I don't know whats happened to tank. Perhaps, he is away on something else?
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

21 Nov 2018, 06:44

Got one as well.
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This is the thread where Oops's post doesn't exist.
The actual topic link id is 247137, which is invalid (might might be okay in a year or two :P )
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 37#p247137
Haven't been logged in when or since the thread was posted (until today).
Edit: @Nextron: Re below: Yes , sorry, it was a "p" not a "t", if the spammer intended a "t" the thread id for that number still doesn't exist, (yet).
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Re: Getting spammed by AutoHotkey

21 Nov 2018, 07:03

Just to emphasize, that notification was sent 3 weeks ago.
That user has been banned that same day, so the link not working is expected. The 'p' ID refers to the specific post, not the thread, so there's nothing strange going on there. :P

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