Just received this email (which I consider as spam):
FW: Arabic Language Proposal on the StackExchange network
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 23:31:33 -0400
Subject: Arabic Language Proposal on the StackExchange network
وأخيرا، دخلت الاقتراح مرحلتها الثانية، وها هي الرابطة:
اتبع الرابط إلى صفحة الاقتراح، ثم اضغط على زر "Commit" اﻷخضر، شكرا
While it may be a coincidence that I as a Stack Exchange user receive this spam, I still wonder whether someone managed to misuse Stack Exchange for spamming.
So my question is:
Is the above spam email an indicator that someone might use a possible security vulnerability in Stack Exchange to spam other users?
(Or it this actually a feature I've never discovered until now?)
I've just followed the link with the "referrer=L2p8uioxGYf30j48QTDmGA2" which leads to this user. He/she claims:
I currently act as a temporary moderator for Islam Stackexchange.
I've once registered for this site "islam.stackexchange.com". As this posting states, a moderator can access my email address.
I might be wrong, but my wild guess here is that a moderator is spamming users. Could this be the case?
To the closing-voters: If my guess is true and some moderator is involved, then it seems to me this is not releated to the possible duplicate article.