is image verification when sending pms necessary?

is image verification when sending ■■■ necessary? i deleted my account and now when making a new account i cant send ■■■ without typing in some letters from a image box. it wasnt like this before, why?

It’s to prevent automated bots from creating accounts on the forum and use the PM-system to send out spam. When you’ve reached a certain post amount (I’m not sure how many you need though), you’ll be able to send ■■■ without the need for a CAPTCHA.

thanks :slight_smile: i had a post count around 20 until i deleted my account and i didnt need image verification before deleting my account.