Strange people contacting me

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  1. TessSchlesinger profile image92
    TessSchlesingerposted 3 months ago

    Hi,

    Previously, in order for someone to contact me, they had to have an account on hubpages. I now notice that anyone is contacting me without an account on hubpages.

    When did that happen?

    And is it possible for me to set my contact so that only hubbers can contact me.

    Thanks.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 3 months ago

    If you look at your profile on each article you wrote there is a line that says "contact author" All the reader has to do is click this in order to send you an email. As soon as you reply they have your email.
    I did not like this feature since most people were just asking for free advice instead of taking their dogs to their own veterinarian. To cancel it you have to go to your account page, then click on profile, then click on accout settings. Unclick "allow others to contact you". (save changes)
    I would then go back and check one of your articles to make sure that the "contact author" is no longer visible.

  3. TessSchlesinger profile image92
    TessSchlesingerposted 3 months ago

    I know that. But it's not only on the article. It now has a big fat 'contact' me on your profile, and that never used to be there. Also, I'm pretty sure you used to need to be signed in or create an account in order to contact one of the writers.

    Of course, I want to be contacted - if a hubber wants to speak to me privately, i.e. they have an account.

    What I don't want is to be contacted by readers because 'they want to get to know me,' or they want advice.

    And I definitely don't want to respond with my email.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 months ago

    No problem. Ignore, don’t  reply.  We all get those. The more viewers you have, the more you get

  5. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 3 months ago

    It's been there for about two years. Go to your account settings and untick the box 'Allow others to contact you'.

    https://hubpages.com/my/profile/account

    Like DrMark, I don't enable it, they drive me nuts smile

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image92
      TessSchlesingerposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, but doesn't that mean I can't contact people on hubpages? I sometimes talk to other hubbers and they talk to me.

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Not if they haven't switched it off themselves - it only applies to your account. You can also contact them via fan mail, I think.

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image92
          TessSchlesingerposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Okay, thanks. I got that now. I have always used fanmail. smile I didn't know about the other one and just recently saw it.

 
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