Stop these emails whoever you are thanks


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Hiya

I don’t know what to do about this. But I put my email on Titanica out of trust and because I share a common interest in the Titanic. I don’t mind being contacted at all, but whoever it is who is sending me emails and photo’s I really have no interest in (from their sisters email account? ) please stop. I don’t think I have done anything to suggest I want this information on my postings or my profile. If it goes on I will have to remove my email address and that is not fair. Please understand my mother occasionally uses my MSN and email and I would hate her to come across emails of this nature. I have tried to block whoever it is — please stop. Thanks.
 

Paul Lee

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Miles,
Its called "spam" and is a hazard of the computer age. Do you have a spam filter? Have you publicised your email anywhere else?

Cheers

Paul

 
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Miles, I'm afraid that Paul is onto something here, and the grabber is that there may not be any way of really stopping short of using SPAM filters such as what Paul suggests...that and deleting unopened any e-mails of uncertain origin. Some of these spammers have ways of sending stuff out blind so that it turns up in as many inboxes as it can find. It would seem that the chaps who run porno websites are very adept at that sort of thing as are scam artists.

My suggestion: If you don't know or recognize the source...kill it unopened.
 
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Yes I have and this is not spam. I wish I could find out who it is from but they said they were away from their own computer, know me from Titanica and this is why they are using there sisters email account. I hope it just dies out. I worry about what my mother would think.
 

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Have you tried replying to their email? If it gets bounced back with a "sender unknown" message, then they are probably spoofing an email address. If you can, have a look at all mail headers and see where the mail originates. Then send a polite, but stiff email to their webmaster, and that SHOULD stop the problem!

Good luck

Paul

 

Dave Gittins

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Miles, the last thing I'd do is reply. If it's spam, it only proves you exist. If it's somebody who vaguely knows you from ET, you are playing their game if you get upset. Let it go for a time and just keep on deleting or use the block sender facility.
 
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No I have not. I will try. They have recently changed the layout of online hotmail accounts, so it has taken me some time to work out how to block people again. Although blocking them is actually very simple. However this person has come back, and I don't want my mum to receive this.
 
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But Kyrila, wouldn't that be ridiculous???
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Yes it would be. I respect and love my mother. If it were your mother whom might be sent obscene emails or pictures you would not be making jokes like that on this topic. I know your just joking - but please understand you have not seen some of the filth which has been written/sent. Thanks.
 

Paul Lee

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Miles, no-one likes receiving such emails, but I do feel that the best way of going forward is to
a) set up your spam filter
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b) send a strong message of complaint to the sender's ISP.

Best wishes

Paul

 
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Well I have blocked the senders new address. He sent another one and it was unreadable - so no idea what was in it. Imagine it could not be read because he has been blocked. I'm glad its not a phone number he has. I understand in that case the best thing to do is just pick the phone up and not say anything and wait - when he gets no response they get bored and don’t bother again.
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I have just checked your profile, Miles, and I see that you have a link to a "Gaydar" personal dating page. Since you don't mind the public viewing such personal information about yourself, including what the size of your +%=# is, I find it amazing that you should be surprised that you're getting unwanted e-mails. Personally I think you're just trying to get attention and it's getting kind of old.
 

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You seem to have solved the problem for now, Miles, so I'm going to close this thread.

Posting on the internet - particularly when one discloses personal details, such as email addresses or facets of your private life - has its hazzards and can draw unwanted attention. Please exercise discretion.

ETA: As Fiona points out, you should remove your email addy from your profile and use the PM function for messages from board members. If the nuisance messages continued, reporting the message to the admin team is only one click away.
 
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