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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 days ago

#7949 closed enhancement (invalid)

Restrict private messages sent via ID to only friends to prevent spam

Reported by: hallme's profile hallme Owned by: espellcaste's profile espellcaste
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Messages Keywords:


When sending a private message from your own profile via "Compose", the ability of being able to send a message to a user via ID has allowed a bot to send a spam message to all users.

Can messages sent via ID filter out non-friends to prevent this?

Change History (5)

#1 @r-a-y
6 years ago

You can use this plugin for now:

Might be time to merge that into Core. If so, would have to be considerate of other plugins like BP Follow.

#2 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Under Consideration
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

#3 @espellcaste
5 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Under Consideration to Up Next
  • Owner set to espellcaste
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I'll look into this.

I think it is odd that a bot can do this assuming it needs to be logged first.

#4 @imath
3 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Up Next to 15.0.0

#5 @espellcaste
6 days ago

  • Milestone 15.0.0 deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

@hallme Sending a message via ID is not currently possible.

I'll resolve this as invalid. But feel free to share more. I assume since this ticket is 6 years old, it was a bug in the past, but not anymore.

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