Anyone receiving emails with subject “Change me” or from Bachus Mecus?

Is anyone else getting these emails?

They are triggered when I post on the blog. I tried disabling the subscription plug in but it still happens.

Please let me know if you are affected

 

***UPDATE***

Ok the issue seems to be with email addresses stored on your forum profile. These arent used by me and I think the only time they are used is if you lose yor password or perhaps if you get updates of new posts.

I have deleted my email address in my profile and I didnt get the test2 emails

So, delete your email address which will sort it while I figure out  how they got in.

***SORTED***

I found a plugin that was sending the emails. About a week ago (or more) I was looking for a plugin to let people subscribe to the blog. I may have downloaded it then. What I don’t understand is why it only started emailing last night. I always delete plugins if they arent suitable straight away so it seems a little strange.

Anyway it uninstalled now so everything shoul be back to normal. You can add your email addresses back to your profiles if you wish.

 

Paul

    Trading Guide

23 thoughts on “Anyone receiving emails with subject “Change me” or from Bachus Mecus?”

    1. Ok I updated the post. Someone has access to peoples email addresses stord in your forum profile. Please edit your profile with a bogus email address. This should stop the emails.
      I will figure out how they got in but I think i was to do with the subscribe2 plug in which is now deleted

      They obviously haven’t stored the email addresses and access the forum each time

  1. It’s not a hack. These emails are sent whenever someone posts anything on the forum – like, for example, I got the emails containing posts to this thread.

    So there’s a setting in the forum control panel that tells it to send email to members each time a post is added – by default. Ideally, there should also be a setting in members’ profiles which would enable members to allow/disable that. I’m not familiar with WordPress forum software, so I will have to investigate and find out.

    But anyway, Paul, I would say you have not been hacked.

    1. hi,
      His isn’t a forum post, its a blog post. There are settings on the forum to email out if posts on the forum are updated. None of th settings hve been altered ( by me anyway).
      Having investigated it isn’t unusual for a wordpress blog to be hacked although it seems that its only if you don’t keep up to date with upgrades, which i do.

    2. hi,
      This isn’t a forum post, its a blog post. There are settings on the forum to email out if posts on the forum are updated. None of th settings hve been altered ( by me anyway).
      Having investigated it isn’t unusual for a wordpress blog to be hacked although it seems that its only if you don’t keep up to date with upgrades, which i do.

      1. Ok. My mistake. So basically, we’re automatically subscribed to your blog posts and any comments on them. But, IMVHO, it still have to do with some setting in the control panel or dashboard or whatever WP calls it…

        Is it possible it migh have something to do with your post of the 21st of Feb., about the sample page?

        There’s no reason for a hacker to spend time and hack this blog, just to get it to send us emails containing posts and comments to it. And amateur hackers usually want the world plus its goat to know about their handiwork, so they would’ve changed your homepage or something, while professionals would have just harvested what they wanted and left no traces.

          1. lol no problem. I found the problem. There was a plugin that is intended to do exactly what it is doing. I may have downloaded it when I was looking for a subscribe plugin. What I dont get is why it only started working last night as it must be a week since I was looking. (and when i look for a plugin I delete them straight away if theyre not right)
            Anyway I have uninstalled it so everything should be back to normal.

  2. I use gmail.com so i never see such shitty spam emails, but when i checked now spambox, yes there were such emails.

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