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Using Email to Spam

  1. Isabella Snow profile image90
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    A hubpages member is emailing people to get people to view his hubs.

    This is also someone who copies his text from wiki and republishes here.

    Either one is annoying and a thumbs down hardly seems sufficient.

    Any way we can report that besides crying about it in here??

  2. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    Isabella,

    There's an email on the "help" page for contacting hubpages and that's how I report these sorts of things.

    And yeah, I've got this same bad apple's email in my in-box this AM too....

  3. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Why don't you post the proof here? Or, better yet, forward it to either of Pauls directly?

  4. Isabella Snow profile image90
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    I have the email address but was kind of hoping they could make a flag button to actually flag a user, and not just a hub.... There are a lot of spammers who don't have hubs to flag..

    Misha, I didn't post it here because I don't want to promote his links for him.

  5. Stacie Naczelnik profile image74
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    I came on to the forums this morning specifically to see if anyone else had commented on these emails...as I got one today also.

    It is annoying.  I would like to flag it as well.

  6. jimmythejock profile image87
    jimmythejockposted 10 years ago

    I wonder if you guys got the same one as I did:

    via HubPages David Brian C. Rosal to me
    show details 1:54 PM (2 hours ago) Reply



    David Brian C. Rosal (jkizmo2007@gawab.co) has sent you this message.
    (email address verified)

    visit this and try to apply to maximize your Hubpages online earnings and your hubpages traffic.

    /hub/How-to-get-Rich-with-Blog-and-Hupage



    Try it...its superb

    I changed the url so that the link doesnt work ..........jimmy

  7. Isabella Snow profile image90
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    Yes thats it Jimmy.

  8. jimmythejock profile image87
    jimmythejockposted 10 years ago

    I went to the hub and flagged it, using the comment feature that was recently added i wrote, spamming hubpage users by email to visit this hub ,please see forum post. if all of you guys do the same then the team at hubpages will be sure to notice it ......jimmy

    1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image74
      Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea Jimmy.  I didn't even want to give the guy a pageview...but, if it is the way to flag it, I will.

  9. jimmythejock profile image87
    jimmythejockposted 10 years ago

    give it a thumbs down or two also ,i did  8OD

  10. embitca profile image88
    embitcaposted 10 years ago

    Same here and I followed up Jimmy's suggestion. Thumbs down and flagged!

  11. Isabella Snow profile image90
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    I'd still like to see an option to flag a hubber without having to flag a hub (since many spammers dont even have them), or without having to post in the forum or email admin.

  12. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    I don't like the idea of outing people in the forums as that does provide them with the attention they are desperately seeking.

    I do flag hubs and thumb's down them when they have hubs.  And I email the HubPages team when they don't.

  13. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    The author in question will not be able to use the "contact this author" feature any more, and his new hubs will have to be reviewed before being published going forward.  It may have just been a case of irrational exuberance brought on by pride in that hub.  We're going to give him the benefit of the doubt this time anyway (in so much as not banishing him altogether).

  14. jimmythejock profile image87
    jimmythejockposted 10 years ago

    Thanks Paul for your quick action, I have recieved mail from him before but didn't realise that he was also sending it to other authors on hubpages until i saw this forum thread, if i had known i would have reported it alot sooner.....jimmy

 
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