|SPAM — vb , spams , spamming , spammed|
unsolicited electronic mail or messages simultaneously sent to a number of e-mail addresses or mobile phones or social media accounts.
As many of you know, we've been experiencing some problems with SPAM (i.e. digital junk-mail) in the community. Some of you have been receiving unsolicited messages on your profile page and subsequently your email inbox. I'd like to address a few issues regarding this problem:
Thank you for your patience with this issue. We're confident measures we're taking will reduce the likelihood of frustrating SPAM in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to out this out to your members. I really do appreciate it.
Thanks for letting us know there has been a problem. Very 'community minded'. I'm sure all are glad you are on top of things.
White Rock, BC Canada
Already recieved an email. Thanks for advising us of the problem. I could not understand who it was and what was going on.
Temple Terrace, FL
Many thanks for your concerns (et al- there at Kreg) through this Forum and your E-Mail.
Lately this sort of nastiness (Spam, Malware, etc.)has grown like a very bad weed on many company sites through their forums and even in their e-commerce stores!
If I may I'd like to suggest that folks here take the time to investigate Malware and Spyware programs available through a simple search using their favorite Search Engine.
Many of these system add-ons act as alerts and/or auto-cleaners/detainers of this garbage covering a gamut of Web Browsers and E-Mail applications.
Many are free or more than reasonably priced. as regards the later- especially the damage and time wasted these sick games can play with your computer and possibly your Net reputation as well.
I received an email from someone impersonating as the Kreg Rep shortly after I joined. I say impersonating because it was in my junk pile. Everything else from Kreg or Kreg Rep goes to my inbox but I thought it was a mistake. Opening it caused my laptop to contract a virus which was so bad I had to get a new computer.
I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but if email from anyone you think you know ends up in junk use caution before opening as even your own address can be hijacked.
I had one of these emails. While you are never going to stop spam a link at the bottom of each post allowing you to "report abuse" or "report as spam" would make dealing with the process a whole lot easier than sending a message about it to KregRep.
Many thanks for keeping us informed.