Considering people who have been chat-banned have complained about not receiving their exchange sales/returns...I'd say it's likely they count as you mailing to yourself for blocking purposes, even if it says "Exchange" in the sender field. Unless the chat-ban also blocks you from receiving mail.
Anyway, it should be simple enough to check...empty your exchange listing, set the only friends and fleet can mail -option, sell one item thats in high demand so it sells quickly and see if you get the mail.
these claims come from the overwhelming fact that most as in a huge majority of them do weather it be by visiting their site and A.getting a keylogger or B.having to make an account there (which because alot of people use the same user/pass in numerous places) among other things.
the other option they could use to stop this is allow people to toggle friend only contacting or not not sure if they do or don't have this yet
If you get mail like this, please click the "report spam" button on the email, and please file a GM behavior ticket via the [?] on the minimap, including the @handle of who sent it, so we can investigate and take appropriate action.
Bran...we (I) report it ALOT...but you at Crytic don't seem to want to stop this spamming....i started playing at f2p, and this was never a problem until recently, what has changed? Was it the Season 7 stuff? Seems like it.....Help Us!
"If everyone used Macs, we'd be working on how to get to Alpha Centauri rather than how to get to Mars."
Branflakes, I get a lot of these mails... several a week. And the accounts sending them are not the random letter @names EGPal uses to spam Zone (something they've done since the game launched, and that Cryptic and now PWE have done nothing apparent about). They're obviously hacked accounts.
I've been reporting as spam, and now I'll file GM tickets, too, but this appears to me to be a major security problem.
Because collecrtive punishment is not good, add to that it doesn't take long to get there.
There is already a lock on f2p accounts of 20 hours unless they meet certain conditions. With a few bits I could get to 25 before the 20 hour game time lock out is up.
It's not really collective punishment when a player can easily reach lvl 25. Most players also already did long ago. Bots however are not players. They don't do any missions or try to level up their characters, else the red side would receive spam mails as well.
it is against ToS to purchase from them especialy when the require your account loggin right?
I could see where the hacks are coming from if people are doing this.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
...you agree not to take any of the following actions:
(d) Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation;
(j) Engage in any actions that defraud or attempt to defraud, scam or cheat others out of any items that have been earned through authorized game play;
(m) trade, sell, auction or otherwise transfer any virtual items or goods of any nature outside the game; and/or
Personally I don't just ignore I report them to the GM just to be safe.
My Romulan Liberated Borg character made it to Level 30 and beat the (old) Defense of New Romulus with the skill point bug.