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Forum topic by Betsy posted 02-08-2014 07:58 PM 1405 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2014 07:58 PM

How does a person who purports to be a fellow LJ get my personal email when my last name is not listed here?

I don’t mind getting messages via our internal message system but getting an email from someone I know I’ve not given my email address to is a little unnerving to me.

Not being very computer savvy can someone explain to me how this could happen? I’ve not responded to the email and don’t plan to.

(I don’t find his name in the list of jocks, so i think he’s probably a lurker.)


-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 02-08-2014 08:30 PM

One thing for sure, Betsy, it didn’t come from me.

I wonder if someone hacked the site and pulled the forwarding email from your personal data.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-08-2014 08:31 PM

Was it echoed thru the LJ board perhaps? If someone sends me a personal message on here I also receive a email to my personal address, but it from the LJ board, not that person.

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#3 posted 02-08-2014 09:00 PM

Whiskers – I didn’t receive a message from LJ regarding the email like you get when you do a private message.

Lew – you sre one of yhe vety few who foes have my email. Don’t you ferl spevial?

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 02-08-2014 10:02 PM

If he says he’s a LJ and he’s not listed in the jocks list, I definitely would not respond. He might be some type of hacker and is fishing for info. I’d also forward it to the Admins, CricketWalker or JuanM, and maybe they could check it out.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#5 posted 02-08-2014 10:27 PM

Maybe it is someone who knows you personally?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 02-08-2014 10:57 PM


I’m going to pm you with an email address I found through google just to see if it the one that this person found. If so, I’ll show you how I found it. I’m not the person who emailed you, in case that’s not clear.


-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 02-09-2014 01:36 AM

Charles I sent you a PM back.

Jay – definitely not someone I know. I`d say only about 10 people actually have that particular email address. In fact,I vety, very seldom even get spam at that email.

Just spooks me a bit.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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