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Nadyja
Amarr
Posted - 2009.12.22 09:09:00 - [1]
 

How did they get my e-mailadress? I don't like it when a company sells my address!

Explanation please?

JaseNZ
Gallente
The Suicide Kings
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2009.12.22 09:10:00 - [2]
 

I doubt CCP would pass on your email address and/or other personal details.
Perhaps they found you by some other means?

Captian Conrad
Minmatar
Empyrean Warriors
Posted - 2009.12.22 09:14:00 - [3]
 

Sure u've never used x-fire b4?, i havnt in 2years but got a email today from them in the form of a newsletter

Windjammer
Gallente
Posted - 2009.12.22 09:16:00 - [4]
 

Given the nature of xfire, isn't it possible that one of your gaming friends gave your e-mail address to them?

Nadyja
Amarr
Posted - 2009.12.22 09:17:00 - [5]
 

I have never used X-fire. In fact for stuff I am not sure of I use a different adress, not my main adress. That is why I am so surprised.

Don't you think it is strange, a lot of talk about x-fire on the main Eve page, and a couple of days later spam from x-fire...

Melor Rend
Posted - 2009.12.22 09:23:00 - [6]
 

Maybe the same person that's in charge of making EVE run smoothly is also in charge of IT-security? That would explain how they got your personal info. Wink

Windjammer
Gallente
Posted - 2009.12.22 09:26:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Nadyja
I have never used X-fire. In fact for stuff I am not sure of I use a different adress, not my main adress. That is why I am so surprised.

Don't you think it is strange, a lot of talk about x-fire on the main Eve page, and a couple of days later spam from x-fire...
Maybe not so strange. Xfire is having a media push right now. So if they've had your regular address for some time, now would be the time they'd use it. That's also why you're seeing mention of them on EVE.

CCP Fallout

Posted - 2009.12.22 09:39:00 - [8]
 

We absolutely did not and do not provide Xfire email addresses of our players.

Captian Conrad
Minmatar
Empyrean Warriors
Posted - 2009.12.22 09:44:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: CCP Fallout
We absolutely did not and do not provide Xfire email addresses of our players.


heard it from the man Cool

Caldari 5
Amarr
The Element Syndicate
Blazing Angels Alliance
Posted - 2009.12.22 10:31:00 - [10]
 

I'm guessing that it was something more like.

CCP: X-Fire here is a E-mail address that you can send to that will then forward you message onto our subscribers.

(thus CCP not giving out our details but X-Fire still being able to spam us)

Eternal Hatred
Amarr
Pantsu Garu Limited Technologies
Posted - 2009.12.22 10:45:00 - [11]
 

Well, extra few bucks to CCP's account by selling their customer information. Sales people has made complicated calculations based on how much will ragequit over this and how many will not - so selling contacts is more profitable because people quitting < people gained by ads + ad money from xfire

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.12.22 10:49:00 - [12]
 

Well if CCP did sell the email addresses, how come I didn't get any x-fire spam?

Andrest Disch
Amarr
Debitum Naturae
Posted - 2009.12.22 10:51:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Mashie Saldana
Well if CCP did sell the email addresses, how come I didn't get any x-fire spam?


Same here. Obviously Eve isn't the cause.

Rolk Anderson
Posted - 2009.12.22 11:01:00 - [14]
 

CCP your welcome to sell my email address on the condition that you plough any profits back into EVE and/or reduce my sub. That is all

Marguerite Antiki
ANZAC ALLIANCE
IT Alliance
Posted - 2009.12.22 12:13:00 - [15]
 

Damnit - I didnt get an Xfire email. Why was I left out. That does it, I am going to sue CCP for not sharing the wealth form ongoing sales of my email address to others and then hiding my spam mail......

And I did check my spam box and junk folders / filters and nothing except for ;
- viagra emails
- calis emails
- same emails as above but in jpg / bitmap embedded int othe email
- how to win a date with a Gallente tramp
- How to win a new Navy Megathron by sending $10,000 to a Minnie slave in a nigerian system
- Adult dating sites
- How to lose 10 kilos in 10 minutes
- How to lose 10 ships in 10 minutes in 0.0 sec space

And the list goes on...... but no Xfire email :(


Lindsay Logan
Posted - 2009.12.22 12:15:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Nadyja
How did they get my e-mailadress? I don't like it when a company sells my address!

Explanation please?


Read the registration lines?

There is some boxes that can be unchecked.

Abrazzar
Posted - 2009.12.22 13:06:00 - [17]
 

I never get any EVE related spam. Sad

What am I doing wrong? I can't afford to buy ISK. Crying or Very sad

Gunnanmon
Gallente
PURPLE.
Posted - 2009.12.22 23:52:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Nadyja
How did they get my e-mailadress? I don't like it when a company sells my address!

Explanation please?


Please don't question anything. Ever. TY.

Dire Radiant
Posted - 2009.12.23 00:32:00 - [19]
 

At the bottom of the email there is a "You were added to the system December 10, 2007. For more information click here"

Mine link says, (note the description part below). And yes - I have been on XFire since before 2003 I'm pretty sure.


Source Information for your Email Address

You have already been opted-in to the system
Email Address: XXXXX@XXXX.XXXX
Email Type: not specified, defaulted to MIME
Date and time signed up: December 10, 2007 at 7:41:58 PM (PST)
A description of how your email address was obtained: All Xfire Users 2003-2007

Company Contact Information
Email Address: insider@xfire.com
Phone Number: 650-853-8800
Mailing Address: PO Box 1114, Menlo Park, CA 94026-1114

Ranger 1
Amarr
Ranger Corp
Posted - 2009.12.23 00:46:00 - [20]
 

...and this would be about the time the OP realizes they have been a complete dolt and never posts a reply in this thread again. Laughing

5pinDizzy
Amarr
Pillow Fighters Inc
Posted - 2009.12.23 01:09:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Caldari 5
I'm guessing that it was something more like.

CCP: X-Fire here is a E-mail address that you can send to that will then forward you message onto our subscribers.

(thus CCP not giving out our details but X-Fire still being able to spam us)


Yeah probably, that's how businessmen and politicians tend to think, lawl.


Nadyja
Amarr
Posted - 2009.12.23 05:34:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Ranger 1
...and this would be about the time the OP realizes they have been a complete dolt and never posts a reply in this thread again. Laughing



Indeed, Shocked I tried to recover the mail, but I deleted it the moment after I unsubscribed...

Mangold
Mad Bombers
Guns and Alcohol
Posted - 2009.12.23 11:03:00 - [23]
 

Is this thread to post in if you want spam? I've never got any eve related spam mail.

Empire Dweller
Posted - 2009.12.23 11:10:00 - [24]
 

Forget the eve/x fire spam! I want to know more about those viagra pills. Is it true they make your johnson bigger?

Why not emails for me?

I NEEDS ME A BIGGER JOHNSON! GIRLS R LAUGHING!




Jonkain
Posted - 2009.12.23 11:24:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Nadyja
How did they get my e-mailadress? I don't like it when a company sells my address!

Explanation please?


To be fair you might be better packing up your PC and buying a console, alot safer for you.

Okonaa
Posted - 2009.12.23 11:46:00 - [26]
 

seriously, it sounds fishy, i too get spammed by xfire messages on 3 email accounts and all accounts are eve related to eve...

Viantha
To Kill With Intent
Posted - 2009.12.23 12:25:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Viantha on 23/12/2009 12:28:47
Originally by: Okonaa
seriously, it sounds fishy, i too get spammed by xfire messages on 3 email accounts and all accounts are eve related to eve...


Yup me too, and my email has never been used for x-fire, it does say in the mail something about x-fire and eve

Edit: the mail was in my junk mail folder

Nadyja
Amarr
Posted - 2009.12.23 12:33:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Jonkain
Originally by: Nadyja
How did they get my e-mailadress? I don't like it when a company sells my address!

Explanation please?


To be fair you might be better packing up your PC and buying a console, alot safer for you.


Not very constructive, I am a professional dev and I started with programming when I was 14. ( In machine language on my C64 which I still have in working condition) I just wondered how X-fire got my adress as I don't give it to everybody. If I do have to register with an email-adress I use a hotmail account which I hardly ever check...

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2009.12.23 12:39:00 - [29]
 

Deep tracking cookies ftw! Razz

Vixa Ambrodel
Minmatar
CrayC Inc.
Posted - 2009.12.23 12:46:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Captian Conrad
Originally by: CCP Fallout
We absolutely did not and do not provide Xfire email addresses of our players.


heard it from the man Cool


Fallout ain't much of a man Rolling Eyes


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