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Thread poster: Anneli

Anneli  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Local time: 21:15
Italian to Estonian
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Dec 27, 2008

I just received a rather curious message through Proz.com


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You have been sent a message via ProZ.com.
Author: Anneli Author's Profile: http://www.proz.com/profile/989429
Author's IP address: 41.208.181.92 (my note: in Senegal)
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Hello,

My name is Hareth, It is my wish and heartily desire to
write to you after going through your profile at:
www.proz.com. And i found you interesting.
Perhaps, I will be glad if it interest you to reply this
email at my email address at (Hareth.love2008@yahoo.com)
pending my picture to be attached in my next email.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerly,
Hareth

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Even if I am flattered being found "interesting", it somewhat bothers me to know that the spammers actually register themselves now to able to send this kind of messages


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 22:15
Member (2003)
English to Latvian
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Action in such cases Dec 27, 2008

Dear Anneli and all who encounter such,

in such cases it is better not to post in the forum, but to notify the Staff via Support Request (or on Holidays- as now) to notify any of jobs' moderators (at any given moment please see who's online):

http://www.proz.com/index.php3?sp=mod/list&show_mode=jobs_mods ).

And yes, I deleted the offending profile right away.

Uldis



[Rediģēts plkst. 2008-12-27 22:29 GMT]


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Anneli  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Local time: 21:15
Italian to Estonian
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you! Dec 28, 2008

I did in fact report the user before posting the message (and I am very grateful to Proz who gives the link for reporting with every PM you get). I just thought it was worth mentioning as usually the spammers are not desperate enough to register on a site.
But thank you and feel free to close/cancel the topic!


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FarkasAndras
Local time: 21:15
English to Hungarian
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- Dec 28, 2008

Well I just got spammed by proz itself about an incomplete entry in my main language combination in the new GBK glossary. I happen to think the GBK is the dumbest project of 2008... let's just say I did not contribute.

Well at least you can unsubscribe, but I wonder who thought spamming your own users would be a good idea.


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Enrique Cavalitto
Local time: 16:15
SITE STAFF
Unsubscribing from GBK questions Dec 28, 2008

FarkasAndras wrote:

Well I just got spammed by proz itself about an incomplete entry in my main language combination in the new GBK glossary. I happen to think the GBK is the dumbest project of 2008... let's just say I did not contribute.

Well at least you can unsubscribe, but I wonder who thought spamming your own users would be a good idea.



If you don't want to receive notifications about GBK questions, you should simply check the option "Ignore glossary-building questions " and click on "Save settings" in the KudoZ dashboard.





Regards,
Enrique


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FarkasAndras
Local time: 21:15
English to Hungarian
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The GBK notification should not have come at all Dec 28, 2008

Thank you. I already unsubscribed through the link in the mail, though.

The thing is, that message should not have come at all. When I registered at proz the GBK glossary didn't exist so I did not accept to get any emails about it. Unsolicited mail, i.e. spam is not in good taste from a purportedly serious site. It's actually illegal in my country.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-01-02 10:07 GMT]


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