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At 10:45 this morning I get 2 emails suggesting I'm following a post about someone wanting to identify a photo of Grandpa's car in Quebec in the early 1900's.  I wasn't following a post and it was the very first post so I was probably the first viewer after this notification I didn't request. Curious, I was able to determine it was a Briscoe but this "wonderful" new version wouldn't allow me to up load any photos to prove it. Now it can't even locate the original post???

 

Howard Dennis

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I have no idea about any "following" notifications.

 

What do you mean by "now I'm getting spam notifications!"? There was one spam post this morning that I saw and deleted but nobody reported it before I deleted it and banned the spammer.

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I received 2 email notifications of a post I was supposedly following, I wasn't as I hadn't signed up for the notifications nor was I aware of the posts existence. When I tried to respond to the post it wasn't there.  Then I received another email from the forum saying I was following a post from a spammer.

 

Howard Dennis  

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Here's what I was sent:

 

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1 hour ago, MCHinson said:

I have no idea how you were following that discussion, but that is the spammer that I banned and the spam post that I deleted this morning.

That exactly the reason I posted , I WASN'T following these at all, They just showed up in my email this morning.

 

Howard Dennis

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If you viewed that topic, it could be that you accidentally clicked on the follow button. I can think of no other logical explanation for it. It would not be the first time that someone accidentally clicked on something on a computer without realizing it. :)

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16 minutes ago, MCHinson said:

If you viewed that topic, it could be that you accidentally clicked on the follow button. I can think of no other logical explanation for it. It would not be the first time that someone accidentally clicked on something on a computer without realizing it. :)

You  win, I give up!! I've tried every way possible to say I had nothing to do with this, viewing or otherwise!  All three posts just showed up uninvited in my email inbox this morning. I was the very first viewer BECAUSE of the emails so I COULDN'T have possibly  "ACCIDENTLY" have clicked on something before I visited the post at the request of these mysterious emails.

 

Howard Dennis

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I don't think that anybody wins. I don't think that there is any competition. I simply commented based on the limited information available to me. 

 

Like I said previously, I can think of no other logical explanation.

 

Perhaps Peter Gariepy can find some explanation of your experience, but that is certainly beyond anything that I can do. Feel free to send him a PM or an email if you have any further questions or information on this issue.

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7 hours ago, hddennis said:

At 10:45 this morning I get 2 emails suggesting I'm following a post about someone wanting to identify a photo of Grandpa's car in Quebec in the early 1900's.  I wasn't following a post and it was the very first post so I was probably the first viewer after this notification I didn't request. Curious, I was able to determine it was a Briscoe but this "wonderful" new version wouldn't allow me to up load any photos to prove it. Now it can't even locate the original post???

 

Howard Dennis

I got a message like that flash up on my screen this morning, but it went away and have not had any trouble since. I was answering the same post about the Briscoe at the time.

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16 minutes ago, hddennis said:

Thanks John, I was beginning to feel like the Lone Wolf here.

 

Howard Dennis

Nope....you are not the Lone Wolf. The other day, I got some spam like that Korean stuff in my email. It said it was from the AACA, but when I looked, it was that spam. Have not had any since. I think it was the day after the forum was "fixed" from spam. No complaints since.

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7 hours ago, cahartley said:

Just because an email SAYS it came from somewhere doesn't mean it did.

Hackers learned how to spoof email addresses years ago.

They've even made email headers hard to verify....... :wacko:

Guess the hackers set up the link to take me to the AACA website, how diabolical!

 

Howard Dennis

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2 hours ago, JD in KC said:

FWIW... in the upper right hand corner there is a box that says "follow".  There is a number 2 there.  If you click on the number it shows two followers of this forum topic, hddennis and cahartley.

 

Edit: I guess it was intentionally turned on?

 Brilliant deduction! I turned it on after being taken there by the email found in my inbox.

 

Howard Dennis

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I have my e-Mail set up to show the link URL a button connects to in the status line and when it is not something I know, I do not click. My machine is also set to "paranoid" on both Defender and EMET &  almost all add-ins for the browser are turned off.

 

Header (last "Received: from" line) is best for telling you that the eMail did not come from somewhere & http://geektools.com/whois.php is good for finding where the original relay point was.

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