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JefferysJunction



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:40 pm    Post subject: Posting of my email address Reply with quote

If I post my personal email address on the "Contact" page, will it be harvested by automated spammers?
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hoodat-teeshirts-andmore



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Posting of my email address Reply with quote

JefferysJunction wrote:
If I post my personal email address on the "Contact" page, will it be harvested by automated spammers?

Just one of the hazards. You can't open yourself to dealing with customers without opening yourself to spammers. Get a seperate account to use only for your store and use a good spam blocker.
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is posted all over the place
rarely do I have an issue
and I never have a spam filter.

You can do like many do and put some extra spaces like

Jeff@ blahblah.com (remove the space after the @)

I see that alot
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toocoolcats



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worried about that, too. So for our three shops, the Contact page says, "We welcome questions! Just use the "Ask Seller a Question" link provided with each listing."


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wheezydog



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: I have the same concern Reply with quote

I have the same concern, so I too recommend that those wanting to contact me will use Ask seller a question

I have been almost tricked many times by people trying to phish me by questions asked but I usually can tell a stinker when I see one now.
I have fallen for it a couple times and had to change a lot of contact email info and accounts connected to avoid the traps.

I will usually add to my listing and answer the question that way if it is a good question. They can always register and PM me and I would gladly reply to that.
Usually phishing questions are general questions just to get you to reply with your email address.
The bad guys don't spend much time reading descriptions.

I try to think a minute or two about the email I get before answering.
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