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Old 07-24-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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I have a friend who has more than one email account. As she normally "talks" to me via facebook messaging, a couple of days ago I was very surprised to get an email from her. There was nothing in it but a link, and although she is very savvy with computers, I can't remember a single link she has ever sent me.

My first thought was, why did she send me email? And, my second thought was, I wonder which account she is using these days.... When I moused over the sender's name to see which account, it had another name underneath. Furthermore, it came via neither expected search engine.

I wrote down the name underneath, ran a search on it and found three people that seem perfectly respectable. One's a real estate agent in Toledo with all sorts of "proper" accounts including facebook and LinkedIn. I didn't search much on the other two as I did recently post couple of messages in the Toledo room although that's not my territory.

I set the matter aside. Today it happened again, but with another name under my friend's name. (This one has not had a search run on it.)

The search engine being used is Yahoo email. The thing of it is, I have more than one facebook friend likewise in my Yahoo email contacts, and while my friend does have a Yahoo account it's not used and not even in my list of Yahoo contacts.

Now, if you can figure that one out, I have another little mystery.

Last edited by CarpathianPeasant; 07-24-2012 at 06:58 PM.. Reason: word corrected
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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Sounds like somewhere along the line a spammer found your email address via one of your common friends address books....

Next "mystery"?
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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Sounds like somewhere along the line a spammer found your email address via one of your common friends address books....

Next "mystery"?
Yeah, nothing really mysterious to see here, move along people.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Sounds like somewhere along the line a spammer found your email address via one of your common friends address books....

Next "mystery"?
Thanks. I couldn't quite figure if my account had been hacked or hers. As I said, she's savvy -- fixes computers sometimes -- and seemed to think it couldn't have been on her end. And, like I said, the name underneath, at least the first one, looked legitimate.

Next mystery.

I have gotten a number of "reports" from YouTube saying something like my video is "on top." I never submitted a video and I chucked those in the trash, but one day I started getting requests for permission to use said material. These also looked legitimate.

The first thought was someone submitted a video and accidently incorporated my email address instead of theirs in the works -- my account's old, like fifteen years, and a small error or glitch might have sent theirs the wrong way. The next thought was that someone was not getting all the replies expected, and logically they should check their account settings....

In a small attempt to find something, I couldn't find anything, but I don't know how YouTube works.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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Mystery #2 solved, next?

As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives, each wife had seven cats, each cat had seven kits....

Kits, cats man and wife how many were going to St Ives?
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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Thanks. I couldn't quite figure if my account had been hacked or hers. As I said, she's savvy -- fixes computers sometimes -- and seemed to think it couldn't have been on her end. And, like I said, the name underneath, at least the first one, looked legitimate.

Next mystery.

I have gotten a number of "reports" from YouTube saying something like my video is "on top." I never submitted a video and I chucked those in the trash, but one day I started getting requests for permission to use said material. These also looked legitimate.
I found few of those too, in my email spam folder. I guess, computer knew what to do with it
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Mystery #2 solved, next?

As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives, each wife had seven cats, each cat had seven kits....

Kits, cats man and wife how many were going to St Ives?
None of them, just the one who met them.

As for Google, I never use it unless there is absolutely nothing else (there usually is) and it's absolutely vital (which it usually isn't)....

So, THANK YOU!

My notices were mostly in the spam, too, maybe one or two in the Inbox.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Can no-one answer my question?
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Can no-one answer my question?
I did. The answer is right up there right under where the quote system copied it. ...Unless, of course, you speak of an unspoken/unwritten question or one posted somewhere else.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Glad he did too because I was going to answer some multiple of 7.

Riddle me this:

I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation. What am I?
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