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unsolicited email from another hubber

  1. Alison Graham profile image92
    Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago

    I have received two unsolicited emails now from a hubber requesting me to send him my email address.  I find it a bit creepy.  I just deleted the first one.  Should I ignore it or report it?  I have had legitimate email contact from other which I have welcomed and responded to.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
      Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Allison.  I took a look at the log, and the first email you were sent seemed pretty harmless, so I think you were right to delete it.  The second user, however, seems to have sent several such [amorous? lewd?] emails through our contact form, and I've banned him.

      1. Alison Graham profile image92
        Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your prompt action Maddie.  I appreciate it.

    2. Spacey Gracey profile image77
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oooh hope you don't mean me - I'm gonna start bombarding you with questions because you're doing so well, and I need all the teachers I can get.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

    You'll find this happens from time to time.  They're spammers - just delete them.

    If they're making any kinds of indecent suggestions, report them to the Hub team!

  3. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    That's c-c-c-c-c-c-reepy.... I get regular BS from a troll that was on HP for awhile and continues to email me via my profile.  If you respond...they have your email address... so just delete and ignore them.  Good Luck.

  4. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 6 years ago

    Isn't there an option at the bottom of emails sent through the contact links to report the user for spamming?

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      pass

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There is.

      Spam or Abuse. I'd be going for Abuse.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ah so there is!  I never noticed!  Thanks GG.

    4. Alison Graham profile image92
      Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for tha, I will use that option if it ever happens again.

  5. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Hi - There is an option in the edit profile page where you can change the setting - regarding - if you allow other hubbers to e-mail you or not.

    I know you may not want to do that, but it is an option you could change for a while if you were having problems.

    1. Alison Graham profile image92
      Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi 2uesday, I would not want to edit my profile to disallow email.  I have noticed that some hubbers don't have the contact this hubber option on their profile.  I have had some really nice contact, friendly, helpful and informative emails from other hubbers so I think I'll take a chance on the odd 'creepy' email!

  6. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    I've been dealing with this problem ever since I started writing online: emails from people who find you through google and email you; or the more persistent ones, who especially join HP to contact you. It's one of the disadvantages of using one's actual pic rather than a neutral avatar, though who knows even then you're not spared! The content of the emails is not your typical spam, but in fact their own personal contact numbers, asking for yours, invites, wanting to be friends, comments on your pic etc.)

    To tell you the truth, I really can't be bothered with reporting them anymore; I just ignore and delete. One thing I never do though, is to reply. Unless, of course, it's a genuine fan, hubber here and who's commenting on my writing.

    Anyway, best of luck with this... smile

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image82
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I get a steady stream (OK, a trickle) of emails via Hub Pages, from women who want to have a relationship with me.

      Huh?!? I mean, can't they see I'm a cat? lol  And even if they looked past the cat at my written profile and the content of my hubs, they'd realise that I too am female.

      Like you, I just delete unanswered.

      1. ecogirl333 profile image60
        ecogirl333posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        EmpressFelicityposted 30 minutes agoin reply to this

        I get a steady stream (OK, a trickle) of emails via Hub Pages, from women who want to have a relationship with me.

        Huh?!? I mean, can't they see I'm a cat? lol  And even if they looked past the cat at my written profile and the content of my hubs, they'd realise that I too am female.

        Ah, but would you consider a feline relationship, I too am a cat!

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image82
          EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol We cat avatar people could start our own section in the forums...

      2. blondepoet profile image80
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh I can sympathise with you puss, I mean the ones I get for relationships can't they see I am busy a nurse with great working obligations. Surgery takes long hours.

      3. Jeff Berndt profile image91
        Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        "I get a steady stream (OK, a trickle) of emails via Hub Pages, from women who want to have a relationship with me.

        Huh?!? I mean, can't they see I'm a cat?"
        Maybe they're furries?

        "And even if they looked... they'd realise that I too am female."
        Okay, maybe they're lesbian furries?

        Actually, I'm feeling kinda deprived now. Nobody (not even lesbian furries sad ) is sending me "get-together" emails. I mean, I wouldn't answer them, but still. smile

        On a serious note, I'm glad that hubpages looks out for its writers. This kind of thing is creepy.

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image82
          EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LOL.  The thought did occur to me after I first posted to this thread.  It's nonetheless weird that the emails I've had of this kind have all been from women rather than men.  Maybe I just unwittingly send out "lesbian furry" vibes rather than "heterosexual furry" vibes lol



          Awwww.  Maybe you just haven't been here long enough.  I didn't start getting them myself until I'd been here six months.

        2. susanlang profile image60
          susanlangposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Jeff,  you are the funniest cat I have seen yet  wink  On a more sober note, I just delete them anymore. See spam, hit delete.  Buy the way, I can not believe I saw a hub member selling sex porn toys from their hubpage!  yea..you heard me right. The hub user has links, which include photo's of sex porn toys right on their hubpage!  I flagged it, my hub friends from Canada flagged it...but, the hubpage is still going strong with the porn sex toy's links all intact!  Go figure?!

  7. EmpressFelicity profile image82
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    Here we go - logged into my email just now, and found this:

    "Hello Dear
    My name is [insert woman's name here]  i saw your profile today at (hubpages.com ) and became intrested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.
    Here is my email address [insert email addy here] I believe we can move from here!
    I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
    I love you
    [insert woman's name here]"

    Straw poll of other female HP members: do any of you get emails like this?

    ::scratches head in a puzzled fashion::

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They don't have time to check your profile, they get paid by the number of emails they send. And when it is a bot, it cannot recognize your pic either. smile

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image82
        EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah but no but... what's in it for them?  If they were trying to push a particular product, I could understand it.  But unsolicited declarations of love?  What's the point?

  8. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    I hit the spam button.  I don't have the time of day for this kind of email.  If they really "wanted" to get to know you, then they could become your follower and start reading your hubs and respond accordingly.

    1. gamergirl profile image60
      gamergirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Isn't hitting the spam button on an email from an @Hubpages.com email addy a bad thing?

      Or am I misunderstanding what you're saying - you hit the spam button the email provider has, or the spam link in the email?

  9. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I got one today from a supposed princess wanting me to help her get out of whateber country it was and loads of talk of millions of dollars or whatever. She even went to the effort to join hubpages to send it. I reported it as spam.

  10. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 6 years ago

    I've received dozens of unsolicited love letters by spam lovers

  11. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    I get a lot of emails and comments from men hitting on me and I just delete them. I figure it goes with the territory!  and oh the spam.......  Thanks great topic!  Peace:)

  12. humagaia profile image70
    humagaiaposted 6 years ago

    I'm waiting with baited breathe to receive my first unsolicited mail decalring undying love. I promise I won't delete it - I'll have it framed and ung on my wall for all to see. Well, actually no-one to see as I live alone and dream of genie.

  13. travelespresso profile image82
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    I'm so glad that Maddie has taken such prompt action for you AG - that's really reassuring for us all.

    I've had a few of them.  Here's one I received today.....

    "hello dear and respectable travelspresso so i have read ur profile now i want to propose for real and strong relations if u want to accept my friendship i hope that u will feel me a real sincere and honest person in ur life so come and share ur life with me i m here for u contact with me as soon as posible"

    How do they know I'm respectable smile smile smile

    They have the word "trust" in their email address and have just joined Hubpages.  Yuk!

    1. Lisa HW profile image81
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow!  "Share your life!"  I guess someone thinks your picture and Hubs are pretty darned respectable!"   lol  lol   Don't let that "great catch" get away. 

      I've gotten an awful lot of "hello dears" - but no "share your life" ones.  lol

    2. Alison Graham profile image92
      Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Goodness Travelpresso, as Lisa says "Share your life"! It's certainly a different approach.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image82
        EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think the phrase "share your life" actually translates as "share your money"...

        1. travelespresso profile image82
          travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Huh!  They'd have to find me first.  smilesmilesmile Lately I've been moving countries every few months or so!

  14. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    I too have recieved some classic email spam asking me if we would enter into a relationship and the name they gave was bigmuff@yahoo.com - which made me laugh, although not through hubpages contact forms or anything, so that is freaky weird

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image77
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      biggmuff????? lmao - as if that's the number one attribute a man looks for in a woman.

  15. SteveoMc profile image90
    SteveoMcposted 6 years ago

    At one point I was feeling lonely so I opened several e-mail accounts and then sent myself a really nice email.....
    Something like, "You are a swell person.  Now I know why so many people follow you on Facebook.   I think you might be the best friend I ever had."
    Then I had the first email account forward all messages to the second email account, then that one forwarded to the next one and so on.   In a few days, I looked at my email inbox and SURPRISE!  there was an email for me.   And it was so nice and made me feel swell.   
    I liked it so much, that I forwarded it to my first email account.  Then a day later, I sent a very nice note thanking me for the wonderful email and it made me feel swell.

    1. susanlang profile image60
      susanlangposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Steveo,,
      Ok.. this one wins the Monday gut buster award!!  lol  lol (still laughing my a** off)  lol  thanks, whoever you are!
      It would be so nice if you would write some hubs filled with nothing but good humor, I love it!

  16. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    I haven't gotten any emails from somebody hitting on me. Not lately, that is.  Only had one who was persistent to the point I put his flame out.  He he..bet they're all scared after that last hub I wrote! lol!

    1. susanlang profile image60
      susanlangposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You go girl wink wink

 
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