Who is flipmailer.com?

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  1. Annoying Donkey

    Annoying Donkey UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Anybody know who or what this is?

    Colleague has had a few 'invites' from known associates... I suspect spam.
     
    Posted: Oct 1, 2013 By: Annoying Donkey Member since: Sep 13, 2009
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  2. koolpanda

    koolpanda UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    They might well be. I'm not sure if this will help, and you have probably looked up whois. But if not use the following whois.com/whois/flipmailer.com.

    Hope it helps

    John
     
    Posted: Oct 1, 2013 By: koolpanda Member since: Sep 30, 2013
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  3. Annoying Donkey

    Annoying Donkey UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Whois information is private.
     
    Posted: Oct 1, 2013 By: Annoying Donkey Member since: Sep 13, 2009
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  4. koolpanda

    koolpanda UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi there Terry

    Yeah, thats what makes me think its spam. Not everyone who withholds there information is a spammer, but the vast majority are.

    By what you mentioned, that the domain is only being used for email, coupled with the registration being private, and that the domain has no website, is a bit of a flag.

    May I ask why you inquire as to whether the invites are spam? Are they threatening in anyway?

    Like I said, I hope it helped you.

    regards

    John
     
    Posted: Oct 1, 2013 By: koolpanda Member since: Sep 30, 2013
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  5. Annoying Donkey

    Annoying Donkey UKBF Ace Free Member

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    No, hasn't helped, but thanks for the response... :)
    They have a message saying:

    Yes and No are links.

    [email address] is someone known. It's a broadcast because it's been sent to more than one email address. Also there's nothing to identify the sender e.g. company name, just an address in Sunnyvale CA.

    Receiver has not clicked any of the links and I've advised them not to.

    There is an unsubscribe link, but as receiver has never subscribed, I've advised them not to click that either.

    Couldn't find much in a search...
     
    Posted: Oct 1, 2013 By: Annoying Donkey Member since: Sep 13, 2009
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  6. koolpanda

    koolpanda UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello Terry

    Well i'm going to try to help anyway :)

    It may seem a strange question, but where to the links go. I know you said you hadn't clicked through them, but when you hover over them, is the URL going back to flipmailer.com, or somewhere else?

    Regards

    John
     
    Posted: Oct 1, 2013 By: koolpanda Member since: Sep 30, 2013
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  7. Annoying Donkey

    Annoying Donkey UKBF Ace Free Member

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    What, you got nothing to do today...? :D

    Here's the (anonymised) text portion:

    Subject: [Sender email address] has indicated you're a friend. Accept?

    The HTML version is a little different in the text and has an address at the bottom:
     
    Posted: Oct 1, 2013 By: Annoying Donkey Member since: Sep 13, 2009
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  8. koolpanda

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    Hi Terry, alas I do unfortunately have things to do, but this has pricked my interest.

    They are a spammy company, and these are the perpetrators grrrr
    flipora.com/team.jsp

    John
     
    Posted: Oct 1, 2013 By: koolpanda Member since: Sep 30, 2013
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  9. 200host_Steve

    200host_Steve UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Did you manage to work out what this was.

    Private WhoIS always concerns me. If your running a business, why hide.
     
    Posted: Oct 2, 2013 By: 200host_Steve Member since: Sep 28, 2013
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  10. koolpanda

    koolpanda UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Steve

    Yeah they are a web marketing company, who use really aggressive underhand methods. I left a link in the post you quoted, but as it doesn't stand out very well, here is the page of their FAQ's.

    flipora.com/faq.jsp

    Regards

    John
     
    Posted: Oct 2, 2013 By: koolpanda Member since: Sep 30, 2013
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