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Harassed by unwanted email from a hubber

  1. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 4 years ago

    What do you do to report this and get it stopped?

    1. ankitharrytom profile image77
      ankitharrytomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If he/she is directly mailing you then you can use the account settings in your email account to block that particular email address.
      If it is through contact option on HubPages then turn off the settings to receive personal messages from HubPages.

      1. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
        Dubuquedogtrainerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I tried - I don't see how. The only option I see is to eliminate all emails. I'm looking under my profile setting. Also, now that person has my email address so I don't see how to stop it. The person won't stop sending emails even though I have asked him to.

        1. ankitharrytom profile image77
          ankitharrytomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          If you are using Gmail then when you mark a email as 'spam' then a option comes to block the email id too. This way you will not receive emails from that particular email address.
          Similarly, there is option to block email in Yahoo too but it is a little complex.

          1. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
            Dubuquedogtrainerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you but I don't use either of those mail servers.

    2. bushraismail profile image60
      bushraismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      sorry to hear this..but i have not heard of harrasing here at hubpages..its otherwise a very friendly place...

    3. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      forward the mail to team@hubpages.com I guess.

      1. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
        Dubuquedogtrainerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I just did - he would not stop after several requests to stop emailing me (he sent me messages from HubPages after arguing with me on HubPages and I closed my questions).

        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I have no idea as to what was sent. The next time just ignore and don't reply if at all others do the same. They'll do it once or twice and then stop - I guess. But, its a good thing you don't allow questions anymore

    4. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just tell HP. They'll look at the log and ban the hubber. No reason to turn off the contact feature.

  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! This is a stalker who is harassing me, insisting on pushing the Koran and his beliefs about Allah on me.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The hubpages team are very good and will stop it- if the nature of the e mail is offensive the composer will be banned- which seems a rather good thing.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    At the bottom of emails sent through Hubpages you can report it as abuse. If it's not through Hubpages you can forward the email to admin.

    1. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
      Dubuquedogtrainerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. I copied HP on the last email or two, after I'd asked the hubber to stop emailing me - we'll see what they say.

  4. John Holden profile image61
    John Holdenposted 4 years ago

    If not through hubpages, a report to abuse@theirISP.whatever will often do the trick, like lose them their email account!

    1. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
      Dubuquedogtrainerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What is that - theirlSP?

      1. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        @hotmail or @yahoo or @lineone or whoever their email provider is.

        1. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
          Dubuquedogtrainerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I have mediacom.

          1. John Holden profile image61
            John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No, their's, not yours!

          2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
            mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            This really is very simple, just block their address on your email inbox page, it saves complicating things. You might even find this option in your 'tools' menu at the top of the screen, but I can't be sure as I am on Yahoo. On there I simply go into 'options' (on the page itself) and then 'mail options' and then 'blocked addresses' and then add the offending email address to the box that appears and hit the '+' key. Job done. You probably have a similar option on your email server.

  5. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
    mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago

    Look at the very bottom of any email he sent to you using the contact form on HP. You will see it offers you the option to report the email as 'abuse' by clicking on the link. They should act on this. If you made the mistake of emailing him back then he now has your private email address which is a problem. However most email accounts have the option to 'block' email addresses, so all you need to do is find the option on your particular email inbox page and add his address to the 'blocked senders list'.

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    After you report it, block or filter them.  No matter what service you use it will have that ability and now is as good a time as any to learn how to use it.

 
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