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Site E-mails

Postby semory » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:04 pm

Hi guys,

Because someone had forgotten their password, I had to enable the forum to send e-mails, which requires an SMTP server (a mail server). I didn't want to run one on the server (as it's just another thing that could possibly get hacked), so I used my gmail account. So in the interest of transparency on privacy issues, there are several repercussions in using my gmail (or in using any other SMTP server as well):

1.) You will start to receive annoying forum e-mails. You can turn these off in the control panel. Turn them on if you forget your password.
2.) I can now see who's PMing who. I can't see your messages but I can see your PM titles. (Hentai, what's this about Chocob00bs lol?)
3.) I now have a shitload of new contacts on my gmail list lmao.
4.) I can now see when people get notifications for thread watches and stuff like that (Sandy, you watch Off-Topic lol?).
5.) I can now see temporary passwords that are assigned to you when the forum resets your passwords.

So no real bad privacy issues here, but I had e-mails initially shut off because I knew about 1.) - 5.) in advance when I transferred all the stuff from the old forum and I know how annoying forum e-mails can be, but password resets can only be handled in PHPBB through e-mails. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Site E-mails

Postby MisterHentai » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:36 pm

:LOL:
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Re: Site E-mails

Postby raidergale » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:11 pm

Chocob00bs is Lisa from Dead or Alive, I sent him the model before I released it :LOL: :LOL:

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Re: Site E-mails

Postby MisterHentai » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:14 pm

:yes: Garey gifted me some real chocolate b00bies for Easter! :snalick:
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Re: Site E-mails

Postby Love2Raid » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:35 am

Thanks, good to know about this, especially #2. :sweetjesus:
But I'm sure you would never abuse your admin powers. :LOL:
semory wrote:4.) I can now see when people get notifications for thread watches and stuff like that (Sandy, you watch Off-Topic lol?).

Really... I had no idea. :lol:
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