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  # 1891200 27-Oct-2017 10:43
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I've fortunately not been subjected to this.

 

However I do end up with a large number of corporate email addresses as almost every customer project site I've been at gives me an email address. Some of these are corporations with tens of thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of staff, so there's generally quite a few with my name and I end up getting lots of emails to the wrong me.

 

Seen some pretty juicy stuff too. Or I would have if I read them but naturally I would *never* do that! ;-)

 

 


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  # 1891203 27-Oct-2017 10:46
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frankv:

 

sidefx:

 

Ones that are obviously sent from some backend system are the worst though - for example I've let virgin broadband and that jeep dealership know multiple times they have the wrong address but still keep getting them.

 

 

You can easily set up Gmail rules to deal with these; set up an auto-reply-and-delete and let their robot talk to your robot. cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh I know... but much as the idea of a gmail robot war appeals to me 8) the problem is that most of them seem to be sent from a "no-reply" address. So bouncing something back does nothing. In these cases I've tried contacting both through their support\contact us details but both just seemed to ignore it. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1891205 27-Oct-2017 10:47
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I have consistent emails for a guy in the states.

I probably have enough info now to take out bank loans in his name. I have SS#, home address, phone #'s, family details, the works.

I canceled a dentist appointment for him a while back too. I figure, if he keeps doing it, I'm going to have some fun.




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  # 1891208 27-Oct-2017 10:50
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Once you have his DOB you can get yourself a birth certificate and passport!

 

 


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  # 1891210 27-Oct-2017 10:54
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kryptonjohn:

Once you have his DOB you can get yourself a birth certificate and passport!


 


Pretty sure I had it. The dentist web portal had a LOT of information. I changed it all (set his address to "stop using my email a-hole), canceled the appointment and lost the password.




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  # 1891211 27-Oct-2017 10:56
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sidefx:

 

 

 

 

 

Oh I know... but much as the idea of a gmail robot war appeals to me 8) the problem is that most of them seem to be sent from a "no-reply" address. So bouncing something back does nothing. In these cases I've tried contacting both through their support\contact us details but both just seemed to ignore it. 

 

 

 

 

I think I see a solution. BRB, signing up with noreply@gmail.com.





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  # 1891212 27-Oct-2017 11:01
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SaltyNZ: I think I see a solution. BRB, signing up with noreply@gmail.com.

 

Now I want to set up noreply@mydomain.net, list the address all over the place, and set up a bot that asks them why they can't read, or gives a mock reading test, or something!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1891255 27-Oct-2017 11:30
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Ive got a guy in London and one in Texas who are constantly signing up for things using my gemail address. Apparently I have a directtv account, shame the geo-blocking does not allow me to access the streaming tv, but I wonder if I can order another set top box.


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  # 1891339 27-Oct-2017 12:47
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sidefx:

 

frankv:

 

sidefx:

 

Ones that are obviously sent from some backend system are the worst though - for example I've let virgin broadband and that jeep dealership know multiple times they have the wrong address but still keep getting them.

 

 

You can easily set up Gmail rules to deal with these; set up an auto-reply-and-delete and let their robot talk to your robot. cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh I know... but much as the idea of a gmail robot war appeals to me 8) the problem is that most of them seem to be sent from a "no-reply" address. So bouncing something back does nothing. In these cases I've tried contacting both through their support\contact us details but both just seemed to ignore it. 

 

 

No problemo... have your robot Cc its reply to every email address at their domain that you can find ;)

 

 


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andrewNZ: I have consistent emails for a guy in the states.

I probably have enough info now to take out bank loans in his name. I have SS#, home address, phone #'s, family details, the works.

I canceled a dentist appointment for him a while back too. I figure, if he keeps doing it, I'm going to have some fun.

 

Me too! I've cancelled car appointments, all sorts, all with the explanation "this muppet is using my email address"

 

No one has ever written back.


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  # 1891362 27-Oct-2017 13:52
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muppet:

andrewNZ: I have consistent emails for a guy in the states.

I probably have enough info now to take out bank loans in his name. I have SS#, home address, phone #'s, family details, the works.

I canceled a dentist appointment for him a while back too. I figure, if he keeps doing it, I'm going to have some fun.


Me too! I've cancelled car appointments, all sorts, all with the explanation "this muppet is using my email address"


No one has ever written back.


So someone's using geekzone with your email too...?




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  # 1891510 27-Oct-2017 19:47
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ajobbins: Gmail will ignore any dot/period in the email address as if it never existed.

 

 

 

Best thing ever! I have accounts with places where I put the . in various places so I know if I'm getting spammed or not.


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  # 1891537 27-Oct-2017 20:35
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blakamin:

 

ajobbins: Gmail will ignore any dot/period in the email address as if it never existed.

 

 

 

Best thing ever! I have accounts with places where I put the . in various places so I know if I'm getting spammed or not.

 

 

Eh? What if my gmail actually has dots?





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  # 1891585 27-Oct-2017 21:29
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Batman:

 

blakamin:

 

ajobbins: Gmail will ignore any dot/period in the email address as if it never existed.

 

 

 

Best thing ever! I have accounts with places where I put the . in various places so I know if I'm getting spammed or not.

 

 

Eh? What if my gmail actually has dots?

 

 

Try sending one to yourself without the dots...


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