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    I keep getting total strangers adding me on msn and when i ask them where they got my email address the say they got it off myspace. My address isn't written anywhere on my profile so how are they getting it? I have emailed myspace customer service saying that i'm not comfortable with complete strangers having access to my email address without my knowledge i am awaiting their reply. Anybody got any idea how they are getting my address cos i'm really not happy with stangers contacting me on msn and being able to get hold of my contact information cos if they have got my email address without me knowing how, god knows what other info they could have, am i just being paranoid now?
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    I once had a mate complaining about that too...

    Turns out she wrote her MSN address in a bulletin asking people to talk when she was bored.

    Duhhh!

    But other than that, I have no idea, sorry...
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    In order to get msn you have to enter an email address, that's how.
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    (Original post by Eubacterium)
    In order to get msn you have to enter an email address, that's how.
    That reply makes absolutley no sense, how does it relate to the question?
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    (Original post by hippieglitter)
    That reply makes absolutley no sense, how does it relate to the question?
    lol

    why not just ask one of them directly (the people who add you)?

    what kind of ppl are they and what do they want?
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    Turn your profile on private if it bothers you that much.

    You might have put it down accidently somewhere. Perhaps your myspace.com/name is the same as your [email protected]? Apart from that I dont know, I dont think theres anyway you can get it from myspace.
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    I had a smiliar problem before, people kept adding me on MSN. I had no idea who any of them were so asked where they got my email address from and they all said 'Yahoo' Ive never had an account on yahoo


    Is your URL the same as your MSN address by any chance?
    If so, maybe they go it that way?
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    (Original post by hippieglitter)
    That reply makes absolutley no sense, how does it relate to the question?
    I think she meant "In order to get MySpace..."
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    google your email address... wherever it appears is where it is publically accessible
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    lol

    why not just ask one of them directly (the people who add you)?

    what kind of ppl are they and what do they want?
    I did ask them, all they say is they got it off myspace.
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    (Original post by hippieglitter)
    I did ask them, all they say is they got it off myspace.
    ask them on which specific part?
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    (Original post by hippieglitter)
    That reply makes absolutley no sense, how does it relate to the question?
    If you list the email on your profile and used the same one to get msn, people can add you that way.

    Edit: I missed the bit about the address not being on your profile. Maybe they're got it from third parties (info can be sold to them when signing up to something) and are trying to scam you. I read in New Scientist a few weeks ago people were pretending to befriend people on my space and facebook in order to email spam like adverts for viagra.
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    (Original post by Eubacterium)
    If you list the email on your profile and used the same one to get msn, people can add you that way.

    Edit: I missed the bit about the address not being on your profile. Maybe they're got it from third parties (info can be sold to them when signing up to something) and are trying to scam you. I read in New Scientist a few weeks ago people were pretending to befriend people on my space and facebook in order to email spam like adverts for viagra.
    yea, i stupidly added some idiot to my myspace and she now spams me full of adds..still at least she is my second 'firend'

    also get it on youtube as messages in my videos or idiots asking me to post my videos on their own sites.
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    I had someone add me from myspace claiming she got my address from there. I blocked her straight away. Just dont add random msn adds you get if the customer services arent helping you.
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    I had the same thing happen to me but was from faceparty! Randomers adding me from there and all saying that I gave them the address when in fact I had never ever spoken to them

    What I did, I changed my password and immediately the random adds stopped - so maybe changing your password might work????

    Hope that helps
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    I've never heard of that before, didnt even know it was possible.
    I have heaps of randoms adding me daily! But this is because I have my addy on different things. Maybe your addy is up somewhere but you just forgot about it...then again, maybe not.
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    there is a button entitled instant message. is it on there?
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    (Original post by 8urtay)
    google your email address... wherever it appears is where it is publically accessible
    Pure genius! That works well and is quite reassuring as it had one result
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    (Original post by ironfarm)
    Pure genius! That works well and is quite reassuring as it had one result
    Did that, only the 'join me' site came up.
 
 
 
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