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Mark Eisen20/05/2018 00:16:30
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I recently got this email sent to me, Is this email Genuine or a scam?

Went straight to my junk folder.

Thanks Mark.

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On Friday 25th May, the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, comes into effect. GDPR imposes additional obligations on organisations and gives you extra rights around how your data is used.

This will mean that as of this date, we cannot send you any more emails unless you opt in to continue receiving these (except those relating to your subscription). To make things simple, in case you are interested (or not!) in several of our brands you can use the link below to manage all of your email preferences.
XD 35120/05/2018 07:41:37
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I keep getting the same thing , i know i have my setting set so i don't get emails anyway so i just ignore it .

I treat any emails like this as dodgy and won't use any links in them , if i feel i should log in and check my account settings i go to the website and log in there .

JasonB20/05/2018 07:45:45
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You can expect quite a few as the new data protection rules require anyone who you may have you on a mailing lis to contact you etc.

Neil will be able to confirm if the ones from ME and MEW sent out yesterday were genuine but they seemed OK to me when I Confirmed details.

Sandgrounder20/05/2018 09:16:14
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I've had a number of these, all from firms that I have dealt with in the past so I've confirmed that I want to carry on receiving emails from them, I would certainly not respond to someone that I've never dealt with.

John

Georgineer21/05/2018 09:24:14
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I have received a number of these emails, all but one of which are from organisations I have dealt with in the past. The exception is one I received from Tapatalk. It appears to be genuine, but I have never knowingly dealt with them, and I have no mobile devices so would have no requirement for it.

How then did they acquire my email address? Is it one of those things where they sweep up one's details from other people's accounts or from websites one visits? I must admit I'm puzzled.

George

Samsaranda21/05/2018 09:33:35
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George, the reason that you probably received a communication from Tapatalk is because in the past you may have visited a website that uses them for web hosting, perhaps another model engineering website maybe, and your details would have been stored and hence the email from them, I am sure that there is nothing sinister behind the message from them.

Dave W

Bazyle21/05/2018 11:29:22
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I'm not accepting any of these DPR mails except a few I do care about. Hoping it will at last stop some of the endless junk. Unfortunately I think if they are buying lists from some organisations which I have agreed to they will still spam me as deep in the small print there is some get--out.

Mike21/05/2018 15:19:13
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I'm like you, Bazyle - I've responded to maybe half a dozen of these emails, and ignored the rest. Something strange has also happened: on the advice of a local computer ace, I've changed my security software to Malwarebytes. Since then I've had no spam emails for magic potions guaranteed to increase the size of you-know-what, no invitations to meet up with exotic foreign women, no invitations to take part in dodgy bitcoin deals, and no dodgy links to possibly pornographic websites. In fact, the spam input has been cut by at least two thirds, and those that I do get is for companies I have dealt with in the past and have nominated as spam because of their nuisance value. Coincidence, or what?

Neil Wyatt21/05/2018 15:29:29
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Yes we are sending out lots of such emails.

We are sending out such emails, although our system is already GPDR compliant (see your profile to check what you have opted in to and to change your preferences).

Existing and recent subscribers and authors don't technically need to re-consent but like the rest of the world we seem to be saturation bombing every inbox on the planet with requests to cover our backs.

Neil

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