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Mods Please do something about this SPAM I'm receiving in my email.
That's the thing I haven't listed anything in the BUY/SELL forum. This just started today. I have deleted all my subscriptions etc and its still happening. It checked it out and it looks like all of them are coming from Facebook. I don't even use that site. I mean what the ****.
Where are the emails coming from?
If you're receiving subscription emails from the system, that's something that can be easily adjusted in settings. If you're receiving external spam, that's NOT coming from our system and is likely the result of some sort of web crawler that's scraped your email address from a publicly accessible webpage.
This is why many people try to obscure their email address from web crawlers by typing things like "address [at] domain.com", placing the email address within an image, etc.
If the email address appears as clear text in something you've posted to our forums, we can help you delete it - but otherwise I'm not sure what we can do to assist you if the emails aren't being sent through our system.
If the sender isn't from @niketalk.com, then it's not coming from our system.
It's possible to subscribe to an entire forum. If somebody subscribed via email to a buy/sell forum they would get daily updates with a list of all the new posts in that forum. You wouldn't get a thousand emails from some random person with "-NIKETALK-" in the title from a sender who's completely unaffiliated with the site. Our system emails would come from @niketalk.com.
Perhaps a google search for your email address would help, if it is indeed being scraped from a publicly visible webpage.