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Received e-mail through Proz with subject "work" but was not translation-related
Thread poster: Ivana de Sousa Santos

Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 15:45
French to Portuguese
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Mar 5, 2007

Hi

I'm not sure if this is the right forum. Sorry if it's not.

I've just received an e-mail through my proz profile with the subject "work" from a guy saying he apologises for writing me with a common subject but he lives in England and is searching for a job in the construction sector. He asks for my help.

Had it ever happened to you to get such kind of offer?

The text was written in Portuguese...


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Yolanda Broad  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:45
Member (2000)
French to English
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Self-promotional emails are a form of solicitation Mar 5, 2007

Here's the relevant rule:

3 Advertisements are prohibited. Paid advertising is available from ProZ.com in designated areas of the site. Unauthorized commercial solicitation, sent via the forums, **profile messages** or elsewhere, is not allowed. Discussion of sites offering competing services is also prohibited, due to past abuse.
http://www.proz.com/siterules/general/3#3

Please submit a support request so the site has the opportunity to block this fellow's (mis)use of profile messages.


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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 15:45
French to Portuguese
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It was not fom a site member or user Mar 5, 2007

It was from someone who found out my contact maybe through google and wrote an e-mail through my profile.

Do you think it's worth it to submit a report in this case? I didn't do it in he first place because I wasn't sure if I had to...


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Yolanda Broad  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:45
Member (2000)
French to English
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Here's how to submit a Support Request for non-logged in contacts Mar 5, 2007

The site can block access to profile message setting via several parameters. When submitting your support request, be sure to include a copy of the *expanded* headers of the e-mail message you received. If you need instructions on how to obtain those headers, tere's a good explanation here: http://pobox.com/fullheaders.mhtml

As for why you should submit a Support Request, this fellow may very well contact quite a number of translators via their profiles. Better to interrupt the flow sooner rather than later.


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