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Google Schoolboy Error ??

Discussion in 'Google' started by DaveN, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. #1
    I woke up today to find my Gmail account so spammed.. I couldn't think why either, the only person that knows that email address works for google .. lol

    Then it came to me ...

    Http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site:~.googlepages.com
    SEMrush
    so a DaveN schoolboy error, for using a google product which gives away your Gmail Account .. or google for giving my Gmail Account so easily


    DaveN
     
    DaveN, Mar 13, 2006 IP
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    SEMrush
  2. chengfu

    chengfu Well-Known Member

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    That list is probably a good starting point to build a new webmaster newsletter :)
     
    chengfu, Mar 13, 2006 IP
  3. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    The whole idea of your GMail account being your subdomain is indeed rather ridiculous. One of the few things Google hasn't thought out very well IMO.
     
    T0PS3O, Mar 13, 2006 IP
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    mad4 Peon

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    I didn't really understand this thread but now TOPS has cleared up my confusion :)

    Seems a really stupid move by google. Anybody can write a script to get thousands of email addresses about 5 minutes.
     
    mad4, Mar 13, 2006 IP
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    pozer Active Member

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    I wonder how will they get out of that. Probably with the update od gmail's spam filter :)
     
    pozer, Mar 13, 2006 IP
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    chengfu Well-Known Member

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    They could just filter all mail sent to googlepages-users into the spam folder ;)
     
    chengfu, Mar 13, 2006 IP
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    nuttymarketer Peon

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    Hey guys, if you so much upset by the spam, you should look for any other business. Online business is just like that. Nobody can stop Spam...and by the way it is just increasing not decreasing after putting all ads. Try to work around it.

    Arvind Kumar
     
    nuttymarketer, Mar 14, 2006 IP
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    "if you so much upset by the spam" ... Lol spam never ever upset me...

    DaveN
     
    DaveN, Mar 14, 2006 IP
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    chengfu Well-Known Member

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    Spam being every doesn't make this better. For a company that is so hard trying to be "not evil" like google, it's a big fault not to realize beforehand that they will release thousands of email addresses with the naming scheme at googlepages.com.

    Btw: I like my email spam - it helps me check every day that all mail accounts are still active :)
     
    chengfu, Mar 14, 2006 IP
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    Someone should digg this thread, most people won't even realise where the spam is coming from.
     
    mad4, Mar 14, 2006 IP
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    FujitsuBoy Guest

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    Hopefully somebody at Google is reading this, and escalating it to the relevant people.

    Besides, it would be really helpful for people to be able to choose a sub-domain name, like at Blogger - it would look a lot more professional than a personal e-mail alias, which I guess most people intend to be informal to begin with.
     
    pkchukiss, Mar 15, 2006 IP
  13. DaveN

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    i have already mentioned it to Matt Cutts
     
    DaveN, Mar 15, 2006 IP