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railwayman

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Registered: 08/28/06
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We have had a member - now banned - who used the email link on the profile page to contact the person with silly questions which we felt amounted to a security issue.

I know you can set emailuser in config to 0 or 1 but is there anyway of disabling this link without serious hacking.

Appreciate any urgent help on this one.

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Dirk

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You could remove the link from the template file (users/profile.thtml) but that won't stop anyone from calling the link directly, of course, assuming they know them.

Evil If you want to be evil: Remove the link from the profile, then open profiles.php and comment out the first call to COM_mail (the second is for the "send story to a friend" function). If you do that, it would still display the email form and all that but wouldn't actually send the email ...

bye, Dirk
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railwayman

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Thanks Dirk

I like the evil approach Smile think I will adopt that

Many thanks
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railwayman

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Dirk

I took the 'evil' approach but have had to revert it stopped notification of Forum posts to members and Contact mail to Admin, we run a closed site - will have to see if I can get someone to write a custom hack.

Many thanks anyway for your help appreciated.
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