Well there is lot that goes on behind the scene sometimes that other owners and members should be aware of and I personally feel this is one of them as this has been a nightmare for me – what is in your site terms.
If you have not read them and gone thru them now is the time as it was my site terms that saved my hinder the other day. This is what happened – I had a member join and brought in many referrals and then used the sites rotator to put their pages in the BODY of some spam emails.
This was first brought to my attention a couple week ago in one of my skype rooms as one of the members had received one and then as we were talking another pipped up and said he had to.
So I wanted to warn members and other owners when you see emails like this – most of the time it is promoting a click bank product and then it will say if you like this product there are some more that the senders name suggest and that is when they add the rotator.
You have to open the email, then on the right side, you have to choose the little menu next to the reply arrow, then choose show original, then copy that and send it in an email to you. forwarding it does not show the header where it came from. That is how emails can be tracked down and how you should report all spam emails.
So bottom line here was because my site’s rotator was in the body of the email – my site got reported for spam to the company that has my domain. They threaten to shut the site down, fine me, etc. if I didn’t stop this – I had to go thru hours of proving it was not me.
The funny thing is that my hosting company didn’t get one report and it took me getting them on the phone with the people that has my domain plus sending them a copy of my terms, screen shots that the members was suspended and banned – then they were happy.
So members and site owners – please read the terms of your site, report spam emails the right way and ALWAYS let a owner know if you are seeing these things going on so they can put a stop to them.