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]Here's some weirdness...
I use Yahoo for my email. I received the ban notice and replied. The word "BANNED" was capitalized just as in the title here. I went to look at the email again - and guess what. It was GONE! *I* didn't delete it.
So I went and checked my sent items. I had an email sent to this board there - but interestingly, instead of the BANNED notice, which should have been in the text below mine, the text from the "You have been approved" email was there!
I have zero doubt my email account has been tampered with.
EDIT to add: Here's my outgoing email as it looks now. See if this makes any sense:
I must believe that when a person offers a well-thought out (even if wrong) point of view on a forum, if they are banned without intelligent discussion...it says more of the fears of the forum staff than of the efforts made by the poster.
That just this happened to me in your forum suggests you have a problem.
It leaves me with all the more certainty that conservatives, generally, are unintelligent (thus a fear of responding and sounding like an idiot), or like the poverty, slavery and misery they control - poor examples of Human Beings, in other words.
Thanks for reinforcing that for me.
"If the Universe is made of mostly Dark Energy...can we use it to run our cars?"
--- On Wed, 2/9/11, [edited out] wrote:
Subject: Registration approved for [edited]
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 10:12 AM
Congratulations and welcome.
Your membership application has been reviewed and approved by [edited] from the [edited] administration.
You can log in using your displayname (Amaterasu), your email address, or your user ID (Amaterasu).
Your current password is : [edited]
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The [edited] teamedit on 2/14/2011 by Amaterasu because: More to add
Originally posted by OnceReturned
It doesn't make sense for it to be a hack because it's pointless. I think it's much more likely to be a glitch. I don't know how Yahoo attaches the e-mail being replied to, but if it treats it as a file (like Gmail) instead of just copied/pasted text (like ATS messaging), it's not inconceivable that whatever mechanism was relating the original e-mail to your reply got confused and related the wrong one. Can you do a conversation view and see how it relates the messages there?
Originally posted by lonegurkha
You've been hacked.immediately clean your machine and good luck.
Originally posted by snowspirit
It's disturbing, to say the least. The initial banning which shows that opinions that differ from theirs are not welcome, and then, the easy access to people's emails.
I went to a couple of sites this week, that recognized me (no login), and had my facebook pic up, and I hardly ever even go onto facebook. One of the sites would not let me in further unless I clicked on that I liked something and advertised to 4 other friends. I closed that page right away. One of my son's email accounts (hotmail) constantly spams my computer with advertising, and it's an account he doesn't even use anymore, for anything.
These sites we go onto are starting to connect all of our sites we travel to, without us being logged into them. Any privacy we once had on the internet is disappearing fast. I just hope the banking sites are able to keep up with security.
It's very disturbing that these sites are so easily able to get into our emails. It should be illegal, hacking into areas where there could be somewhat sensitive information, about either our personal or business life. It seems there is no security in yahoo, hotmail, google, etc. It also shows that a company can use your email to spam others, and then you are the one blamed.
Hopefully the email that our ISPs provide is safer.
Originally posted by HoldTheBeans
Hacked for what? Change your email if your worried. There is a function in outlook where one can recall a message and I don't have a yahoo account I use for other than spam functions to sign up for certain things but I'm sure they have the same type of recall feature. I doubt hackers have time screwing with your yahoo.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Are you sure it was REALLY from Yahoo, I'd be checking those headers.
I've gotten phony mail that looked like it was from Yahoo before.......
Originally posted by kwakakev
I have heard stories about emails, SMS and other programs that self delete, not sure how advanced the technology is, but it can cause a lot of disruption if embraced. Have you tried contacting yahoo support to see if there are any records or explanations of what might of occurred?
Originally posted by hybridkate
reply to post by Amaterasu
I have to agree that you were either hacked or most likely clicked on something phishing, I'm not so sure it wasnt a fake Yahoo link....Clean it all out and run a security program asap