Spam Emails in regards to MacRumors

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by MRU, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    I just recieved this email.....


    I'm wondering if anyone else is receiving emails by association with MacRumors.... :)


    Also do Arn & Dr.Q know I've been promoted to owner of MacRumors :D
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Know for near certainty the spyders crawling the site will cull your e-mail if you post it.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I'M amazed at the ones who do

    I've not got that email. I only get emails about aggie stuff. :)

    goldenmackid gets stuff from Mickey D's.
     
  5. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Never posted it directly... but it is in my IM field profile. I'll remove it from that as a precaution...
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Well you just helped them advertise their site by posting their web site. I usually just contacts the mods about spam email. I'd include this as spam as they should have used other methods to contact Mac Rumors.
     
  7. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Noted... and edited ;)
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i regularly post my gmail email and never have any troubles, i guess im lucky :eek:
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Tips about unwanted messages

    If anyone sends you spam by Private Message, or by email sent via the forum system, please let us know as promptly as possible so we can put a stop to it.

    If you post your email address publicly (in your signature, profile, or a post) and then get spam by direct email, we can't help you, but you can remove your email address from public display yourself (editing a post if necessary). That might lessen the chances that it will happen again.

    Remember that one of your User Options lets you control whether or not other forum members can send you email via the forum system. If you enable this feature and somebody emails you that way, the forum system will send you a message. You will see the other user's email address but they will not see yours unless you reply to them outside the forum system.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thank you for the tips Q, if i ever get stalked ill know who to come to :)
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    I should also point out that MacRumors is very careful about its privacy policy. Your email address is never given out to anyone else or used to send you email unless you request it, e.g., with a thread subscription or by using the "Contact Us" form, or if there is an issue with your individual account.
     
  12. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    ^ Cheers Dr.Q. This was by direct email unfortunately. Tbh though I giggled when I received it, and was more amused than annoyed :)
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i just recieved an email from some random person, apparently i have been offered a job! :eek: :p
     

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