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    Silliest thing your site's users do

    Those of you with membership sites probably know what I'm talking about. Every once in a while I get a member who does/says/asks something completely off-the-wall. All names will be obfuscated to protect the innocent.

    Support messages I've received from some of my sites:

    Sally says: "my password is ****** [actual password given] and I also use it for my paypal account. what are you doing to protect my password info in your database from employess [sic] in your company?"

    Timmy says: "[via contact form] How can I contact you?"

    I've also had a few people respond to the welcome email that has the address do-not-reply@xxxxxxxxx.tld. Most of they say "thanks!" or something in another language which leads me to assume they didn't know it was an automated message. One gem I got said:

    "how did u get my email? do i know u?"

    Anyone else get funny support emails?
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    Perhaps not so funny
    "how did u get my email? do i know u?"
    Are you certain your form isn't being used to CC SPAM from your server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    Perhaps not so funny

    Are you certain your form isn't being used to CC SPAM from your server?
    100% positive, plus the welcome letter was included below that in the reply.
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    I don't really believe it...

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    LOL..I've had that question "how can I contact you" asked.

    Also I have on my site saying please don't cnotact me if it's about CSS or any issues you are having....guess what they do...
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    And I used to think that the "are you human" questions sometimes used as an alternative to CAPTCHA were too simple. I didn't realize how difficult "What is 3 + 4?" could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague
    And I used to think that the "are you human" questions sometimes used as an alternative to CAPTCHA were too simple. I didn't realize how difficult "What is 3 + 4?" could be.
    I've been wanting to move toward honey-traps and similar for that reason. Will give them a try on my next project.




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    I once had an e-mail sent to my domain with the subject "Important question" and the message... "Hello!"

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    One of my sites has registered users, some of them send me emails via contact form asking me what their password is because they forgot it. And I tell them to reset they password by clicking the "forgot password?" link. They should read the page instead of sending emails to admins because the reset link is visibale on the page.
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    umm...visit my site.....

    Actually someone once asked us if we could fax them a tangible object.
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    some visitor of my site registered and add '3xw.' to their email address, so its look like this: 3xw. bla bla bla @ mail server . com
    and my staff manually add those mail to google groups
    the terrible thing is, my staff tell me that '3xw.' email address bounce...

    duh...

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    Some spammer forget to leave their link behind the spam post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfasleeps
    Actually someone once asked us if we could fax them a tangible object.
    hahaha




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