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>> No. 16589 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 6:15 pm
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I have a really common name and I managed to grab my own name @outlook.com early on, which feels very nice.

People who want to sign up for dating and porn websites who don't want to use their own email address often use mine by sheer guesswork, which does not feel nice.
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>> No. 16590 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 6:26 pm
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>>16589

Your picture looks like it was taken straight out of Top Secret, I had a giggle.
>> No. 16591 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 6:41 pm
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Haven't you already made this post in another thread?
>> No. 16592 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 6:45 pm
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>>16589
It could be worse. If you used your own domain name you'd see that spammers will send their messages in your name, leaving you to pick up the bounce notifications. These can number in the thousands.
>> No. 16593 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 6:49 pm
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>>16591
No.
>> No. 16594 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 6:56 pm
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>>16593
Not you?
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>> No. 16595 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 6:57 pm
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>>16594
Okay, yeah, that is me. But last night some teenlad in London signed up for Cougar Dating using my email address and I felt compelled to /101/ it.
>> No. 16596 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 7:03 pm
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>>16595
I feel your pain. Someone signed up to POF with my address. I thought it might have been a joke, but no, they were a real person and had entered their address incorrectly.
>> No. 16597 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 7:08 pm
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>>16596
In the past few months I've been getting emails from a private high school in Texas, it looks like some parent has put their email address in incorrectly on a form and I'm getting all sorts of requests for information about their daughter's grades.
>> No. 16598 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 7:30 pm
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>>16596
Proper website design demands that email address verification is achieved almost entirely through an activation email (and not by ensuring it adheres to your incomplete understanding of what an email address is supposed to look like). I'd feel a whole lot more comfortable asserting this if I didn't have to coach the majority of my peers on the Work Programme through this very process.
>> No. 16599 Anonymous
26th September 2014
Friday 7:50 pm
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>>16598
>(and not by ensuring it adheres to your incomplete understanding of what an email address is supposed to look like)
Fuck, this. It seems like every other site wants to try and validate email addresses themselves, and inevitably ends up fucking up. What's the right datatype to store an email address in a database? VARCHAR(254). The local part can be up to 64, the domain part can be up to 255, but the whole thing needs to still fit inside 256 after you've put it inside a pair of <>. If you really need to validate the format of an address (and consensus seems to be that this isn't even that good an idea) then at least use something ready made like http://isemail.info.
>> No. 16612 Anonymous
27th September 2014
Saturday 3:08 am
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>>16589

I got a Yahoo email address in about 1999 which is my real forename with a low number after it. It attracts a lot of spam.

Last December there was a fake Amazon order virus going around where someone a got an "Amazon" "thank you for you order" email which said the detail of the order were in the enclosed zip file, and the zip contained a virus.

Someone must have spoofed the header so "my" email sent out thousands of these things. I only found out because of hundreds of "delivery failed" notifications coming back and a couple of people saying "I haven't ordered anything. What's going on?" It got quite exciting seeing how many people would fall for "my" scam.

My log-in info said no one had logged in but me.
>> No. 16619 Anonymous
27th September 2014
Saturday 8:31 am
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>>16612
Something similar happened with my yahoo email account too, so I ended up deleting it.
>> No. 16620 Anonymous
27th September 2014
Saturday 9:13 am
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>>16619

They have been getting hacked left right and centre the last couple of years but mine wasn't because I never allowed them to upgrade to the new interface which was vulnerable to an "XML exploit" or something, I seem to remember reading.

Mine's only really a spam dump account anyway.
>> No. 16624 Anonymous
27th September 2014
Saturday 12:21 pm
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>>16619
I'm growing tempted to delete my Outlook email address, too, which is a real shame because it looks fucking mint on my CV. Luckily, I can turn any email address into an @physics.org one for as long as I'm still a member of the IOP.
>> No. 16625 Anonymous
27th September 2014
Saturday 1:47 pm
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>>16624
>which is a real shame because it looks fucking mint on my CV

No, it doesn't. I see hundreds of CVs per month, I can assure you that "quality of email address" is extremely low on my list of filters when considering people for a job.
>> No. 16626 Anonymous
27th September 2014
Saturday 2:04 pm
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>>16625

I think you're taking him a tad too seriously, CV Inspectorlad.
>> No. 16627 Anonymous
27th September 2014
Saturday 2:21 pm
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>>16625

Thank goodness for that, I can start using my the-holocaust-was-a-lie@hotmail.com address again.
>> No. 16631 Anonymous
27th September 2014
Saturday 7:29 pm
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>>16627

Tactile mirth.
>> No. 16639 Anonymous
28th September 2014
Sunday 12:16 am
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>>16624

Talk me through that PhysicsLad. I would like a snazzy science address but I've only used the IOP website once ever
>> No. 16651 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 12:42 pm
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>>16639
Step 1: Use the IOP website for a second ever time.
Step 2: Sign up as an associate member of the IOP (£20something for students, I think about double that for non-students).
Step 3: Choose your @physics.org email address, which just redirects all mail sent to it to an email address of your choosing.
Step 4: Enjoy receiving Physics World every month, in particular for its full-page adverts for power supplies and vacuum equipment which are made to look super-sexy like cars.
>> No. 16654 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 2:39 pm
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>>16653
First step would be to find out what your professional body is.
>> No. 16657 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 3:11 pm
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>>16654
Ooh I'd like to come into your professional body IYKWIM
>> No. 16658 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 3:26 pm
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>>16657
That can be arranged, you have the choice of a free monthly magazine, either Materials World or Clay Technology.
>> No. 16659 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 3:51 pm
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>>16658
Clay Technology sounds pretty useless. Do we really knead it?
>> No. 16663 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:15 pm
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>>16659
I'd kiln to be a clay technologist.
>> No. 16664 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:28 pm
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>>16663
They're pretty in demand, they're practically digging them out the ground these days.
>> No. 16665 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:30 pm
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>>16664
That's hardly surprising considering all the firing that goes on.
>> No. 16666 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:32 pm
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>>16665
It's all gone to pot.
>> No. 16667 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:37 pm
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>>16666

Come on, mate, don't Stoke the fire.
>> No. 16668 Anonymous
29th September 2014
Monday 8:56 pm
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>>16667
Good one, me old china.

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