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Old 09-16-2011, 04:44 AM
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I am seeing unsolicited e-mails lately, saying

Hi <my real name>
I found your email address on the internet as a member of Everyone's Welcome.

Is my personal info being sold? How can I opt out of this?

At the very least, my e-mail address and real identity is compromised. Is other information also being sold?
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Moonpi
I am seeing unsolicited e-mails lately, saying

Hi <my real name>
I found your email address on the internet as a member of Everyone's Welcome.

Is my personal info being sold? How can I opt out of this?

At the very least, my e-mail address and real identity is compromised. Is other information also being sold?


I've not gotten emails generated from this site--------so far!
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:47 AM
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I haven't gotten any unwanted emails from this site either(YET!!!!) and I'll keep my fingers crossed that it continues this to be way!!
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:49 AM
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You can block unwanted spam mail with most programs. I haven't gotten anything generated by this site. I did get some from facebook and a couple of others, but most of the junk I get is stuff I sign up for but don't have time to read.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:50 AM
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Don't forget that this is a public forum, anyone on the web can access this board. Only registered can post. So that does leave us open to unsolicited spam and other "stuff".
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:51 AM
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I've not gotten emails generated from this site--------so far!
neither have I. Never
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by dakotamaid
Don't forget that this is a public forum, anyone on the web can access this board. Only registered can post. So that does leave us open to unsolicited spam and other "stuff".
All true ... except this person is talking about emails ... our email addy is not public on here, UNLESS you post it yourself, and share it with others.

The PM is set up to help us avoid that risk. So if you give your email, that's your choice, and nothing to blame this site for.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:10 AM
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I'm not clear why you think it's generated from this site...
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:20 AM
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MoonPi, what is 'Everyone's Welcome'? I've never heard of it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:32 AM
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Everybody's welcome is the online name for the Quilt Guild generated here way back when (2007). http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-3258-1.htm

Shadow Dancer made the block and Chele designed the card. It was a big topic of chat conversation at the time. Since there is no guild outside of this board that I am part of, it has to come from here.

what bothers me more is access to my name and e-mail address. I am careful to read rules before joining a site, and never saw anything indicating my personal information would be sold. I do not give that out unless I have a reason to.
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