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Email tracking?

Asked by aviona (3237 points ) April 22nd, 2009

I got a suspicious email yesterday evening at 4:21 PM from danielgaylc@gmail.com. It said, simply:

okay how you want.
see you later

I know no one by the name Daniel Gay or Daniel Gay and have no idea what this person is talking about. Maybe it’s just spam, but it really doesn’t seem like it. Is there any to find out who this person is? I replied and asked them, but haven’t received a response yet.

Ha, is it one of you guys?!

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6 Answers

qashqai's avatar

I think it was spam.
They write you one time, and, if you reply, you give them confirmation your e-mail account is active, so they can actively spam you.

sandystrachan's avatar

Thats what they wanted for you to reply so they know its a real address

TheLoneMonk's avatar

I would recommend never replying to an email unless you know the sender. Your just asking for a SPAM sandwich.

dynamicduo's avatar

Never reply to spam. There’s nothing you can possibly gain by doing so. There’s zero way of finding out who sent an email, let alone through a free email service provider. You can Google the email address to see if it comes up elsewhere and that could provide you with hints to who it is (if it’s an actual person), but if it’s spam, there’s no way of finding out, and there’s also no point in trying.

Now they know you have a valid and active account, you’ll probably see more weird emails in the future.

aviona's avatar

Greeeeat.

BBQsomeCows's avatar

gmail
settings

find the setting similar to “require approval for external content”

no more tracking

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