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22-02-2011, 07:59 PM
I would like to draw your attention to section 30 of the Rules & Regulations:-

30. Spam: VWAudi Forum DOES NOT knowingly send out "spam" emails, or allow any of its registered members to do so. When you register with VWAudi Forum, the "default" setting for all members, is that you allow & agree to receive, from time to time, "newsletters" or "site update" emails from the site administrator. These are designed to let you know what is going on with the site, or to ask your opinions on the site. Should you decide that you do not wish to receive any such emails; you can change your individual settings from within the "user control panel" or "UserCP" In addition we have a facility to send out a mass email from one of the site Sponsors. These emails will be from the respective Sponsors email address. These emails are sent using the websites email system by the site Administrator.Owner, no personal details have been passed onto a third party... The Sponsor in question has no access to your details in any way.

To help prevent Spam the site uses the database of vBStopForumSpam to check all registrations. This checks for "username", "IP Address" and/or "email address". If any one of these is in the database registration will be refused. To help prevent spam, and that do get through and are found to be spam, the post will be deleted, the member banned, and all the details will be passed on to vBStopForumSpam to add to the database.

21-04-2016, 07:40 PM
Hotmail Account Users Only:

VW Audi Forum is now a Hotmail Junk Email Reporting Partner. MSN/Hotmail will block any IP address that is used to send emails to Hotmail email account users if it is reported enough as "junk mail" by the email account holder... This will effect any email or notification sent by the site, as well as stopping members activating new accounts.

As a member of this service, VW Audi Forum receives a message every time an email is marked as Spam/Junk by a Hotmail account holder. This allows us to see if it is genuine abuse, or just a member that reports us as a spammer so no longer want emails from the site. If it is the latter the account will be deleted from VW Audi forum without warning or contact as full instructions are provided in all emails to unsubscribe, so there is no need to report the site.

IF you are a Hotmail account holder, wish to remain a valid member of the site, and receive emails from the site, please DO NOT report the email as junk unless you want your account deleted.. This will apply to ALL MEMBERS regardless of how long they have been a member, how many posts they have or when they last visited the site.

This applies to any Hotmail, Live, MSN, Outlook email address provided by Microsoft/MSN