Preventing unsolicited emails

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Perry Pessia
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Preventing unsolicited emails

#1 Post by Perry Pessia » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:51 am

Subject says it all - is there a way to do this? Thanks.

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Re: Preventing unsolicited emails

#2 Post by Brian OKelly » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:59 am

What types of email are you getting? What is the return email address?

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Re: Preventing unsolicited emails

#3 Post by Perry Pessia » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:11 am

When I ask for suggestions on parts, I would prefer to not get a bunch of emails from people selling them.

So I ask again - can I block unsolicited emails, yes or no? It's a very standard thing on most forums in which I participate (forums that don't cost anything, I might add). I can't believe there isn't a way to do this.

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Re: Preventing unsolicited emails

#4 Post by Barry Brisco » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:50 pm

Perry, you can edit your Member Profile to make your email address "invisible" and then no one can email you through the website (Brian, is that correct?). Seems pretty drastic to me. If a vendor emails me saying they have a part for sale and I don't ask them to contact me, I find the delete button in my email program is pretty useful.
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Re: Preventing unsolicited emails

#5 Post by Perry Pessia » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:58 pm

I don't think that's what that setting does. I think it just camouflages your email address (the way Craigslist works for instance).

I own a '59 coupe with VIN 105630 btw. Pretty close to yours.

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Re: Preventing unsolicited emails

#6 Post by Brian OKelly » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:53 am

We always have had a little trouble with this issue. It has to do with the way Chuck set up the two databases to merge. Users don't have access to the forum profile, it defaults to the main sites user profile which doesn't control the email button in the forum.

The forum admin can manually change your database setting to hide your email button. The downside is that no one will be able to contact you.

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Re: Preventing unsolicited emails

#7 Post by Perry Pessia » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:36 pm

Brian - I'll just use Barry's method of handling it. Thanks.

Perry

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