Dear Talend Webmasters,
Ever since I started making postings to the Talend website, I have begun to get Nigerian 419 scam emails.
Normally, I use dummy email accounts for posting to newsgroups.
But in this case, I used a non-dummy account.
Now I regret that decision.
In the About section, you may want to hide the actual email, and create a contact form instead.
I'm sure others are getting the scam emails too.
Please take a look.
Thanks a lot!
Thanks for posting this issue to us, I have reported it to our IT team.
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We haven't got any scam emails from the Forum on my email address and nobody else reported this so far, but obviously.
I don't know about any "nigerian 419" so we will need your help to figure out what turned wrong.
Where is the "about" section you're talking about where emails are not hidden?
Thank you for giving us additional details so that we can fix this problem asap.
Thanks for responding.
On the forums, if I click my name, or another user's name, I
can see their email address. I used this last week to send an
email to another participant.
For instance, you can see Shong's email on the profile page:
Although on your profile, the email contact is a via an http form:
The HTTP form is more secure, and how Meetup.com allows member communication
without giving away the email address.
Now that I look at my spam folder again, there were some 419s in March.
One in July. One in August.
But since signing up with Talend in September, I've now received 4
so far in October (and today is the 14th).
I've attached a screenshot from my spam folder.
It may be complete coincidence, and/or completely unrelated.
But when I see the increase in spam, and the plain email address, I
thought I should let you know.
Thanks for your answer, now I see the misunderstanding
Shong consciously added his email address in the signature. By default, your signature is empty, but you can add a website url or a twitter account or your email. This is perhaps not a best practice to let an address in clear, but Shong is strongly committed to helping the community!
When an account is created, the email address is always private and hidden. But some users publish this information in the signature, set it as a FirstName, or directly in the content of a post. These situation are possible, but always the consequence of a human decision.
In regards with the send email feature, it's true we must add a captcha and plug it to our antispam system. However this feature can not be the source of your spam (the title and the email address are normalized).