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I think it was explained by someone on here previously that it's not safe to share your email on here. I noticed one member did and then deleted it soon after, but, I saw it and many others did too I imagine. Their account has since been deleted and it makes me wonder. I only realised they had left as I was looking for an interesting thread about quartz and other stones, jewellery etc. Can you obtain more information about someone via their email? Thanks very much 😍

Dani1
19 days ago
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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123419 days ago

Good morning 😊I didn’t seen there email πŸ€”thanks for sharing this with us πŸ™πŸ»

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
19 days ago

Good morning x It wasn't an email just a comment I read. I hope you have a great day. You're very welcome 😍

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123419 days ago

Dani1 but someone didn’t have good morning today on this site πŸ™πŸ»

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
19 days ago

Sanitation1234 As in life there will be disagreements amongst people. I'm not one for confrontation. Try not to worry and I hope you have a lovely day 😍 Looking for a birthday gift for my niece.

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123419 days ago

Dani1 I Edit it : Happy birthday πŸ₯³ to your niece in advance 😊

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
19 days ago

Sanitation1234 thank you for her birthday wishes, that's very kind of you 😍 Going to see her later πŸ™‚

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Kelsey
Kelsey
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19 days ago

Morning Dani1 πŸ™‚

We always recommend people don't share their personal details on LD as a precaution because it's public so anyone can read it - not just the person you might be trying to share your details with.

There's nothing particularly risky about sharing your email address (after all, anyone you email will get a copy of it too!) but it can make you a target for email spam/scams and/or potentially make you a target for people trying to login to accounts that use that email address (this is mostly an issue if you use simple/easy to guess passwords!). The risk isn't because there are a bunch of evil people lurking on LD - it's because people write computer programmes that automatically scour the internet for email addresses.

Someone's account on LD would only be deleted at their own request so I don't think it's connected to them having shared their email address.

Hope that's some help!

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
19 days ago

Hi Kelsey good morning πŸ™‚Thank you for getting back to me so quickly and explaining. Ah you never know who's lurking though lol I suppose it's more risky if you use your correct name etc and could get phishing emails. You explained it perfectly, thank you for your time and help. Have a lovely day πŸ™‚

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Ann1984
Ann198419 days ago

dani I agree that email shouldn't be shared and this has been mentioned thanks for bringing this to the attention of people

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Dani1
Dani1
Original Poster
19 days ago

Thanks Ann1984 I really appreciate your support. I think it's important as I'm fairly new and was tempted to at one stage as someone possibly needed help. But I'm cautious and glad I didn't now tbh. I hope you have a lovely day 😍

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