I’ve had several users report receiving PM SPAM from LinkedIn.
These come in the form of emails sent to the special reply email addresses which are used by Discourse when notifications are sent out to users.
Somehow these email addresses are imported into LinkedIn (perhaps by contacts sync) and then used to invite you to LinkedIn.
The first line of the email is usually something similar to (but with a different name):
John Smith would like to connect on LinkedIn. How would you like to respond?
I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn
In order to get ahead of these as I can see quite a number of my users have has messages in this form…
I’ve added a “filter” to the GMail account I use to handle mail for Discourse and set it to
“Archive” / “Skip inbox” for those emails.
In my case I also added a label so I can track those emails if needs be later.
Hope this is helpful to someone to before it impacts their communities.
This might be helpful in the
howto category - but I’ll leave that to the Discourse team to review.