S-R is on Moderation for a While
Given the various spam messages that have been hitting Slovak Roots as well as other Yahoo Groups, we moderators have decided to temporarily put Slovak Roots on Moderation.
That means you should still FULLY engage in topics of Slovak Genealogy, but expect there will be some delay between your posting and the message showing up on S-R or being forwarded to S-R members who receive messages by e-mail.
It also means that we will delete spam messages before they are forwarded to the Group Page or sent on as e-mail.
This is a temporary measure, and I cannot tell you how long it will last. It seems spammers have developed new methods that must be addressed industry wide.
Bottom line: share your Slovak genealogy topics!
- Two suggestions posted at Slovak World that members here may want to consider:
I also do what you suggested but I put about 5 to 6 icky addresses that sit at the top and also one that sits at the bottom. Knock on wood, it seems to help.
In a message dated 6/17/2013 3:49:47 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Thank you for your time and effort.
This spam is aggressive, almost like a virus, but unlike a virus it's more of a nuisance and embarrassment.
I tried something I read about and it seems to work.
The spam attacks your address book and then goes through alphabeticaly
sending itself to everyone there.
I entered a phony address in my address book...one that would be first
I used AAA@abctuliponxyz .com
When the spam [virus] tries to send it, it gets stuck there and keeps
trying,...and doesn't go any farther.
I don't know if this really works [or if contemporary hackers are more
I am also very cautious where I go online and what I open and/or download.
......Just something to consider.
- The virus is not on Slovak Roots!! It is propagated any time someone opens
one of these bogus e-mails.
Once someone opens one of these, it goes to the address database and
forwards the e-mail.
Stop Opening it and it will go away.
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