Gmail Accountholders Charge Google for Dispatching E-mail Supposedly from Them
Gmail accountholders are disturbed apparently, after learning that Google, the major Internet search-engine and provider of the Gmail service, is dispatching unsolicited electronic mails on their behalf, published Mybroadband.co.za dated March 7, 2012.
Also, people who're being dispatched the spam mails aren't Gmail users, while the messages are getting sent without prior knowledge or permission of the Google mail account-owners.
Actually, having the header "(My Name) wants to chat," one particular Google forum promises holding conversations, which indicates how distasteful the perpetrators are, who assert themselves as Google-selected salesmen. The spam mails even laud Google Talk, Gmail along with other Google applications.
Furthermore, when going through the grievances of the Gmail accountholders on the forum, one complaint writes furiously asking Google to stop the nonsense because he didn't ever allow Google to dispatch electronic mails to his contacts suggesting them to register for Gmail.
Worryingly, it was in November 2011 when the first grievance appeared and thereafter a few more Gmail accountholders too have been stating the same experience.
For instance, a disappointed Jen O. wrote how the same thing happened with him when he posted a message onto certain Google group that actually produced the identical thing the first complainant described, with the message going out to all his contacts.
Another Gmail accountholder, Afshin V felt even disgruntled. He, having experienced the "ditto," described it crazy and questioned Google's apparent ignorance about its consumers' privacy. He even warned Google to explain why it was dispatching the e-mails devoid of his knowledge, for then he'll withdraw his account.
Eventually, a Community Manager of the Google group stated that seemingly the complainants were encountering chat invite messages that were normally dispatched whilst the writer invited someone, without a Gmail account, to hold a conversation with him. The Manager then informed that he'd enclosed one help-article in his e-mail attachment, explaining that incase the complainants didn't invite their non-Gmail user friends for a chat via opting for the "Invite-to-chat" button within personal name cards alternatively via manually typing in those friends' names inside the Chat window, then they require informing him for a thorough investigation, thus published Mybroadband.co.za.
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» SPAMfighter News - 23-03-2012
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