Privacy concerns with E-mail responses

Oct 19, 2009

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I love the response by e-mail feature (mainly because I don't need to open the actual forums and log-in in order to write a simple response...), but it seems that it causes some privacy issues.

Many people have in their signatures full contact details, including telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses, and these get posted on the forums when they respond via e-mail.

For example: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/508638?tstart=0

Another thing that happens from time to time is that people don't realize they are responding to a public forum and post personal messages to other participants.

Also, although more rarely, some people have their auto-away responses turned on, so for each post on the forum there's a "I'm not available right now..." post from that person.

Maybe there should be a more clear indication in the email sent by the forums about what happens when you respond to it, as well as a warning against posting personal information...

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Privacy concerns with E-mail responses

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I love the response by e-mail feature (mainly because I don't need to open the actual forums and log-in in order to write a simple response...), but it seems that it causes some privacy issues.

Many people have in their signatures full contact details, including telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses, and these get posted on the forums when they respond via e-mail.

For example: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/508638?tstart=0

Another thing that happens from time to time is that people don't realize they are responding to a public forum and post personal messages to other participants.

Also, although more rarely, some people have their auto-away responses turned on, so for each post on the forum there's a "I'm not available right now..." post from that person.

Maybe there should be a more clear indication in the email sent by the forums about what happens when you respond to it, as well as a warning against posting personal information...

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?????

No addresses there...

Edit: Contact details

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try67 wrote:

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Ah so!

Very irritating... they should at least leave a message here to that effect...

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