Being sent dozens of emails daily from translators
Thread poster: Garboktrans

Local time: 02:14
Member (2003)
French to English
+ ...
Mar 23, 2013

As a translation agency, we are being sent dozens of emails every day with CVs from translators. However, I don't think these are being sent by the translators themselves. These emails are signed with a name, but NEVER include other information such as phone number, address, etc.
These emails are ALWAYS sent to "undisclosed-recipients" and 90% of them come from hotmail addresses. We have contacted over 20 other translation agencies and have reached an agreement to directly enter each one of these email addresses into our list of "spam emails". So if anyone that reads this has paid a company to send all these emails, you should know that you are loosing a lot of potential clients.
Is anyone else being sent all these emails? If so, we suggest that you do the same as us.

Gary Raymond Bokobza, CEO Garboktrans


Natalie  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:14
Member (2002)
English to Russian
+ ...

Well known issue Mar 23, 2013

Please take a look at the stick thread:


LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:14
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
+ ...
And this article: Mar 23, 2013


Thayenga  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:14
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Straight to the point! Mar 23, 2013

Thank you, Jeff, for sharing it.

I also keep receiving emails sent to undisclosed recipients, and addressing me in an impersonal way. The senders seem to believe that because they can address me in German they're translators, offering their services to me in what I assume to be German, a mixture of various dialects. Since it, in somes cases, requires a lot of "imagination" to find out what the sender wants, I cannot help but wonder about the sky-rocketing amounts their clients might have to invest in proofreading and/or editing. Since I'm not an agency I have no jobs to "outsource".icon_smile.gif


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Alejandro Cavalitto[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Being sent dozens of emails daily from translators

Advanced search

Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search