Fwd: Re: NO SPAM!!! (Was: My list of Yahoo Groups)
- --- In HPRefinersFire@yahoogroups.com, "Josh Murray" <murrdawg87@...>
This has been posted in two other groups I go to, and the owner of
one posted this about it. I seems not many know about Grouply:
From: HP_TEOME@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:HP_TEOME@yahoogroup s.com] On
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2008 3:32 PM
To: HP_TEOME@yahoogroup s.com
Subject: [HP_TEOME] Warning about Grouply
I apologise in advance if this warning has already been posted here
but as I received yet another Grouply invite from a member of this
group I felt I had to share this.
I saw this message on a couple of my other groups and decided to pass
it on. Don't know if any of you had seen it yet.
____________ _________ ________
There is a message going out to different Yahoo Groups advertising
and suggesting that you join a new group called GROUPLY. This group
claims to help manage all your Yahoo groups and you will get a
summary, at the end of the day, telling you what is going on in all
IF YOU JOIN THIS GROUP, they use your Yahoo ID and password to
post "mass mailings" (can be junk, can be porn) and send them to
anyone, and since it's YOUR ID they are using, others will think it
is coming from you.
For instance, you could get an email CLAIMING that it came
from "amystica3" Yahoo group and it really is not from this group. I
could get an email, with this mass mailing, claiming it came from me,
and it would NOT have been from me.
Again, IF YOU HAVE JOINED THIS GROUP called "GROUPLY" IMMEDIATELY
Then go into your account at: http://groups. yahoo.com/ mygroups and
change your password. Some groups have posted that this will help.
Unsubbing from that group won't make a difference (but I think you
will want to then possibly
rejoin) but you DO NEED TO CHANGE YOUR YAHOO PASSWORD.
By joining this group you have also exposed all your groups, group
members and group leaders to hacking of their emails and group
Because of this problem, some groups are removing all members with a
This is the only way to protect all the members.
This is how Identity theft gets going.
They now have your real email, your yahoo emails, any emails listed
in your yahoo group and can mail as you - in and out of the yahoo
I hope you understand what is happening - and will take precautions
to protect your Yahoo ID.
I have also heard that www.grouply. com sells your information once
they have it."
--- End forwarded message ---
- Normally, I would just delete something like this and move on but I
keep seeing this email from group to group.
You don't have to set it up with yahoo account and you don't have to
allow it to email your groups and you don't have to let it do whatever
you don't want it to...I know I set up an account. I didn't give my
yahoo information as I don't see how that could be a good thing though
I like the idea of getting all my groups in one place if they can
manage it better than yahoo does currently which in my opinion would
take much as yahoo currently gives uses nothing to currently to sift
through or 'group' emails from various groups. Anywho...just wanted
to make sure people understand that you don't have to give anyone
yahoo anything if you don't choose it. What the real problem is
people join things mindlessly without reading what they heck they are
joining and allow things to happen with their own accounts because
they don't first understand what they are doing. That is not
Grouply's fault though they should have assumed that people are well
not to be rude but--stupid, lazy, and otherwise brain dead--most of
the time when it comes to things like this. They could have foreseen
this problem and averted such mass stupidty by yahoo users, grouply
users and moderators.
if you all are interested in what grouply really does and is.. go read
about it on their site rather than the spam that others are putting
out. just my half cent of opinion.
- Okay, now I didn't mean that to sound pissy as it did or directed at
anyone in particular...I just have read this stuff on about 20 groups
and most of it isn't correct. How do I know? I set up an account