I received the following email today, I know it is spam but I didn't know that email could be sent via the forum software. Edit: I found where they were sending it from. Looks like it is just a spammer going through profiles looking for valid public emails. Just thought I would give a heads up that someone is abusing it. This is a message from mon02 at AnandTech Forums ( http://forums.anandtech.com/index.php ). The AnandTech Forums owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email. To email mon02, you can use this online form: http://forums.anandtech.com/sendmessage.php?do=mailmember&u=323040 OR, by email: mailto:email@example.com This is the message: Hi Dear, Am miss Mercy, interested in you, & i wish to have you as my friend, for friend is all about Respect, Admiration and love passion, and sharing of ideas, i intend to send my picture for you, if you reply me.(firstname.lastname@example.org) thanks from Mercy.