Spam after signing up to winscp.net forum

Advertisement

cheater
Joined:
Posts:
4

Spam after signing up to winscp.net forum

Hello,
I have recently signed up to the winscp.net forums in order to be able to post here. It was a mistake. This website shared my email address with kiwi.com who now send me spam about flights. This is the only website I've signed up to on that email address since several months. The spam arrived less than a day after signing up here. It is the first piece of spam ever to arrive on that relatively new email address.

Please explain to me why you share people's email addresses with spammers.

Thanks.

Reply with quote

Advertisement

martin
Site Admin
martin avatar
Joined:
Posts:
34,115
Location:
Prague, Czechia

Re: Spam after signing up to winscp.net forum

We do not share the addresses of our users.

Reply with quote

cheater

Re: Spam after signing up to winscp.net forum

Hello Martin, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately both things seem to be linked in time. If you say you do not share email addresses, then maybe something like this is happening unknowingly. Maybe someone who has access to the database is doing that, or maybe you have some form of data breach happening. Do you want to investigate this issue?

Reply with quote

martin
Site Admin
martin avatar

Re: Spam after signing up to winscp.net forum

We have no indication that our user database was leaked. And there are only three people (including me) who have the access. I'm sure none of us did share the addresses with anyone else. Also you are the only one so far, who reported such problem. I'm not sure how to investigate this. Do you want to try to register another address?

Reply with quote

cheater

Re: Spam after signing up to winscp.net forum

I tried that, but reproducing can be flaky at best in such situations.

What service do you use to send out forum emails (notification, registration, etc)? Everyone in that chain has access to the email addresses as well.

Reply with quote

Advertisement

martin
Site Admin
martin avatar

Re: Spam after signing up to winscp.net forum

We are not using any external service. We are sending the notifications directly from our web server.

Reply with quote

cheater

Re: Spam after signing up to winscp.net forum

OK, so I understand you use your own smtp server on your own hardware and then that connects directly to gmail's mx, I don't see how someone could take advantage of that unless you were using some sort of shady ISP / colocation service which I'm guessing you're not. 🤷‍♂️

Reply with quote

Advertisement

You can post new topics in this forum