On 23rd June 2011 22:32, John Lawrence wrote: .
My point about scam email appears to be being missed i have underlined the bit that says that this person is a user of this site and the email comes from POE this means that our addresses are open for all to see, i just think that there is an issue with this part of the site
FIrstly, sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the spam email you received through this website. We do have systems in place to combat spammers, but unfortunately some do occassionally get through. However once a spammer is clearly identified, they are quickly removed from the site and a ban put on their email address to try and prevent them signing up again and sending out more messages.
Referring to your comment above 'our addresses are open for all to see' - Please be assured this is not the case, as although the email was sent to you from this site, at no time at all did the spammer get to see your email address. They simply sent you a message using the contact form on our site. Our site then delivers the message to your email inbox without anyone (including the sender) getting to see what your email address is. The only way they would get to obtain it is if you were to reply to their message by clicking the reply button on the email.
Again, please be assured that all members email addresses are kept private at all times and have not been comprimised in any way. If you receive a spam message, simply DO NOT REPLY and they will not get hold of your email address.
It is a constant battle against spammers but we are trying our best to prevent it as much as we can.
All the best, and apologies again for the inconvenience,
Chris & Sarah