someone got my email from ivillage

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Registered: 04-09-2006
someone got my email from ivillage
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Tue, 03-17-2009 - 8:30pm

I don't have any info from my profile, yet I got the following message to my personal email:

"The following message was sent to you by P-1878657494 while viewing
your Member Profile:

hi there.

i was browsin' through this site, and I came across your place. You seem to be a reasonably cool person, but I'm somewhat inexperienced at how things work here, and dont know my way around here.
Don't they have some sort of chatting program here?? Well, I don't like writing msgs to ppl, and potentially not receiving a responce. Anyways, if you feel like chatting with me, u could check me
over at dating-plaza.org?id=3591 , my name there is fun_miss.

So, ya, maybe I'll see you. I'm always looking to find more people.
(name deleted by recipient)

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To view P-1878657494's Profile, visit
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/dir-app/showprofile.asp?webtag=iv-psmomspol&uname=P-1878657494"

I thought that my personal email was secure unless I choose to share it. So why was this person able to get it?

Deborah

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 03-18-2009 - 11:38am

You're email is secure, when mail is sent through the iVillage profile, the email address is not given to the sender.

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Wed, 03-18-2009 - 3:24pm
Hi Deborah -



Tacking on to what Amy said, to turn off the member to member feature, go into "board settings" and scroll down to the very last option, "member to member email." Uncheck that option and members will not be able to contact you through your profile.



HTH!










Erin
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Registered: 03-17-2000
Wed, 03-25-2009 - 3:14pm

I got a similar e-mail, it was almost identical in fact. Here it is:

helo.

i was browsing thru the site, & i noticed ur profile. You seem to be a reasonably interesting person, but I'm quite new here, & dont know where to go on this site. Can't they have a chat thing
here?? Well, I don't like writing to ppl, & sometimes not receiving anything back. Anyways, if u feel like talkin' with me, u could find me over at dating-bucket.org?id=3591 , my name there is
funhotty.

So, ya, hope to chat with you. I'm always lookin' to meet more people.
(with holding name)

I will forward this e-mail to you. It looks like someone might be spamming people.

Sorry, I edited this so I could leave out the name and just forward it to you.

Jessica
WIP - First Draft
blog
Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not... a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are. -Mark McGinnis 
  

 




Edited 3/25/2009 3:18 pm ET by princesseowyn

Jessica
My novel/WIP - First Draft
My blog
Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not... a sense of humor was given to us to consol

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 03-25-2009 - 3:29pm

Thanks Jessica, we appreciate it!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2008
Wed, 03-25-2009 - 10:47pm

someone sent me an email also; i sent it to you.

Melissa
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 03-25-2009 - 11:38pm

Thanks Melissa,


Even though you don't have the box checked to send email through you're profile, that's exactly what happened.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2001
Thu, 03-26-2009 - 10:32am
I received the same type of e-mail twice.





 




iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 03-26-2009 - 10:39am
Yes please!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2001
Thu, 03-26-2009 - 6:10pm
Oops.





 




iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 9:13am
LOL, thanks anyway Ludam. ;)

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