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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Andy D, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I'm 99.999% sure I shouldn't reply, has anyone gotten similar?
    Why do you think they have their own name as the sent to?


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    signage Major Contributor

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    yea reply your flat jacks will be ready in 5 min.
     
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  3. Boudica

    Boudica Active Member

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    I would delete that in a heartbeat.
     
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  4. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Having their own name as the sent to isn;t uncommon when sending out a single email to a mass of recipients such as an RFQ or similar where the actual recipients are all bcc on the email.

    ut the message would have me deleting it right away.
     
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  5. The Yanki & The Brit

    The Yanki & The Brit The Yanki & The Brit Signs and Radio Show

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    RUN!
     
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  6. binki

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    Block first, then delete
     
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  8. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    I dunno might want to answer, that blue Comic Sans Bold in the signature block looks pretty legit to me.
     
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  9. Medina Signs

    Medina Signs Old Member

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    The "@hotmail.com" would get my radar spinning - sorry hotmail users!
     
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  10. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Fishy, but there is nothing illegitimate about his email up to this point. Just reply and go from there.
     
  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I agree.

    I actually run into SIGN SHOPS still using AOL email addresses.
     
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  12. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    For a good sign email tex at steersandqueers@aol.com
     
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    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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  14. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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  15. JosephRonson

    JosephRonson New Member

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    The message shows that this is a Scam, but it's not the name...o_O
     
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  16. FactorDesign

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    Too close to home, My previous employer had an AOL email address for the main contact on a few of his businesses. I'd hear the AOL sign-in chime on his computer and laugh to myself. The main sign shop email would get thousands of spam messages weekly.
     
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  17. WildWestDesigns

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    The hotmail account and the recipient being the same as the sender is not what would turn me off this. Email programs (at least the installed ones, not sure about the web based ones) require an email address if all of the address are Bcc.

    Hotmail/AOL email address, though may be considered outdated, in of itself mean anything. I have customers that still use both, they just saw no reason to change.

    What will get me is the actual substance of the email. That doesn't ring of a typical email communication, even if it's urgent. At least in my experience, mileage may vary.
     
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  18. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Right on wild west...don't discriminate Aol and Hotmail users matter!
     
  19. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Not exactly where I was going with that, but if you roll that way, what can I say, you do you.
     
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