Anti-Form message sent to multiple members

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Anti-Form message sent to multiple members

Postby adoga » Sat May 07, 2016 5:39 pm

There is someone using an anonymous email server to send out anti-mormon literature to multiple members. Is there a place we can forward these messages that are sent to see if this is happening just within our stake or wider.

we wish to make sure the membership information has not been compromised, and if so, how wide spread is it so that we can stop it?

The email address that is being used to send it is from https://unseen.is/ and they sign their name "abinadi".

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Re: Anti-Form message sent to multiple members

Postby russellhltn » Sat May 07, 2016 5:46 pm

I don't know as there's anything in place to deal with that. Your stake president could contact neighboring stakes to see if it's happening there. Most members will not be able to see emails from anywhere but just their stake, so I suspect it's limited in the number of stakes involved.

One thing you can do is for a number of people to open an account on spamcop.net and report it as spam. Those reports go back to the people in charge. If it is a particular domain, it may even go to their ISP connection. Given enough reports, that account is likely to be terminated.
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Re: Anti-Form message sent to multiple members

Postby adoga » Sun May 08, 2016 8:11 am

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Re: Anti-Form message sent to multiple members

Postby sbradshaw » Sun May 08, 2016 1:22 pm

You might also want to send a broadcast email to your stake (or whatever area is affected) letting them know, depending on the size of the threat. Letting them know to be aware of the anti-Mormon emails that might be masquerading as friendly fellow stake members, as well as letting them know that the stake and ward makes every effort to maintain the privacy of stake members' personal information. It also wouldn't hurt to use it as a training opportunity to make sure your clerks and bishoprics are following Church policies and not leaving directories laying around, etc.
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Re: Anti-Form message sent to multiple members

Postby russellhltn » Sun May 08, 2016 1:27 pm

sbradshaw wrote:You might also want to send a broadcast email to your stake (or whatever area is affected) letting them know, depending on the size of the threat.

I'd carefully consider how it should be worded. I'm not sure what good it would do other than to make everyone aware that the leadership is aware of it. Done wrong, it could backfire. Sometimes the best thing to do is outwardly ignore it.

It might be worth a email to the ward leaders letting them know and ask if they know who is behind it. I think the odds are that any member involved is known to the bishop to believe in false doctrine.
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Re: Anti-Form message sent to multiple members

Postby lajackson » Sun May 08, 2016 2:08 pm

adoga wrote:There is someone using an anonymous email server to send out anti-mormon literature to multiple members. Is there a place we can forward these messages that are sent to see if this is happening just within our stake or wider.

You should make your bishop and stake president aware of the situation. You stake president may seek guidance if he does not know what should be done in this situation.

It is almost never advisable for an individual member to respond to these types of things. Let your stake obtain counsel and coordinate any response to the threat or additional guidance to the members.

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Re: Anti-Form message sent to multiple members

Postby adoga » Sun May 15, 2016 6:24 pm

Thanks everyone. We've been putting feelers out there and it doesn't appear to be as widespread as we thought. It will likely end at the ward level.


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