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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by Nitecaller, Mar 31, 2010.

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Did you start getting SPAM e-mails after registering here?

Poll closed May 1, 2010.
  1. Yes I started getting SPAM or noticed the amount of SPAM increase since registering

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  2. No, I have not received any SPAM e-mails since registering here

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  3. I have no idea since I get so many SPAM E-mails from everywhere!! :P

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  1. Nitecaller

    Nitecaller Active Member
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    Hey Android Forums,

    I'm sorry to start my first thread as a complaint.

    I have been watching the Incredible thread for a while and registered for an account here a week or so ago. The e-mail I used has only been used for one other forum many months ago with zero spam since the day I opened it. Then I decided to use this specific e-mail address for Androidforums.com and I'm now getting SPAM.

    What gives, do you pass our e-mail addresses out for profit? I try not to point blame but this e-mail has only been used one other place back in May of last year and I never received spam till I registered here.
     

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  2. shivers316

    shivers316 Godmember
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    We don't give your email out to anyone. That's not our style. So if you're getting more spam, I can assure you it's not our doing.
     
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    How is the robots.txt configured here....
     
  4. Phases

    Phases Community Manager
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    I'm sorry you're having trouble. Yes, as Shivers said - we absolutely do not share/sell email address here - or any other information on user accounts.
    For the record, I wouldn't associate myself with a community that betrayed the trust of it's members like that. So for as long as you see me around here, rest assured we're not sharing any of your personal info.
     
  5. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Yeah but what I am thinking that may be a possibility, which is in no way the fault of anyone here, is unless the robot.txt is configured properly, evil bots may have scooped up any out in the open email addys.
     
  6. Trident

    Trident VIP Member
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    This is ridiculous... AF does not give out or sell email addresses. My G-Mail has forever been spam free.
     
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  7. Nitecaller

    Nitecaller Active Member
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    Ok I'm embarassed now.

    I just received the same exact spam in my other live account that has nothing to do with AF. I'm guessing this Spammer is attacking Microsoft Live accounts and bet my wife will get one in the next day or so.

    Again I'm sorry I accused AF of passing on my e-mail, I feel like a jerk now. :( It was just a coincidence that they spammed me right after signing up here.

    Please delete this thread since it is useless.
     
  8. TheNorthernForest

    TheNorthernForest Well-Known Member
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    My AOL Account (which is my spam account) has never been spammed by AF.
     
  9. shivers316

    shivers316 Godmember
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    Glad we cleared that up. Case closed.
     

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