Nice of Cryptic to delete my post stating that while I don't like the gold spamming I don't mind the ability and suggesting that Cryptic cut the feet out from under gold merchants by directly selling credits.
Hey guys, I wanted to drop in and give you guys a brief official update on this issue.
I just talked to GM Destra who gave me a bunch of technobabble on this issue.
Long story short, we have quite a few different technological solutions we're working on for this problem that you guys should see rolling in soon, so worry not! We take this issue very seriously are taking steps to minimize or eliminate this problem.
As a side comment: It'd be great if we could mark spam from the web interface as well (maybe have 'report spam' auto delete as well?). I've gotten a good dozen plus mails just since Friday already that I've had to mark.
Seems one of the gold sellers even got into the open beta, as I got a couple back then too.
Its quite simple; I don't want mail from anyone but people who are on my friend's list or associated directly with Cryptic.
Why would I want mail from anyone else?
After receiving about 4-5 messages from various STO "gold" sellers, I'm beginning to agree. If you want to set it up, you can go into your User CP, under 'Edit Options' there is an option under 'Messaging and Notification' that you can check that says 'Receive Private Messages only from Buddies and Moderators.' It's under the 'Private Messaging' part of that section. Hope this helps out anyone who wants to set it up like USSWasabi has said.