Email from Justine

(34 Posts)
hollyisalovelyname Wed 17-Jul-13 16:47:08

I got an email purporting go be from Justine Roberts ( Is she not a wonderful co- founder of Mumsnet?)
Is this email kosher?
I didn't open it .

fuzzywuzzy Wed 17-Jul-13 16:49:48

I think I did too, it was to answer a questionnaire or summat

hollyisalovelyname Wed 17-Jul-13 17:02:03

I didn't open it so I don't know. I think there were 'books' in the title. Please could MNHQ confirm it was legitimate (or not, which means all our names etc have been hacked) .Personally I thought it was dodgy- why would Justine email me?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-13 17:21:44

Hello. Yes, please don't worry - it was legitimate.

We've been sending some of our newsletters "from" Justine, as an experiment <taps nose>

hollyisalovelyname Wed 17-Jul-13 17:35:47

I personally would prefer if you didn't

hollyisalovelyname Wed 17-Jul-13 17:36:29

Helen why the experiment?

KnittedWaffle Wed 17-Jul-13 17:38:34

I was disappointed to find that, despite receiving an email directly from Ann McIntyre @ MNHQ, I hadn't actually won a competition . . . grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-13 17:55:07

hollyisalovelyname

Helen why the experiment?

I think our Tech team were wondering if more people would open them if they came from Justine.

Obviously not in your case grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-13 17:56:43

KnittedWaffle

I was disappointed to find that, despite receiving an email directly from Ann McIntyre @ MNHQ, I hadn't actually won a competition . . . grin

Oh no, how annoying! She lovely, though, that Ann: you couldn't have been disappointed by a nicer person.

I would open if from you Helen ( big sook) mwa x

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-13 18:04:26

KatieScarlett

I would open if from you Helen ( big sook) mwa x

Aw.

Do you think I should suggest that? <head swells>

Absolutely smile

ShaggingZumbaStylee Wed 17-Jul-13 22:56:39

I thought it was spam too! Sorry!

Ruprekt Wed 17-Jul-13 22:57:40

I want an email from Justine.

IamtheZombie Wed 17-Jul-13 23:32:17

Zombie runs off to check the email account associated with MN. She has her fingers and toes crossed. grin

IamtheZombie Wed 17-Jul-13 23:41:04

Zombie sobs and reattaches her fingers and toes.

MmeLindor Thu 18-Jul-13 11:04:57

I thought I was SPECIAL, and that it was cause MNHQ luffs me that they got Justine to email me.

I thought I was on The List of Favourite MNetters

Now I see it was a marketing ploy to get me to open an email, and I am distraught.

Might have to go and eat a brownie to console myself...

RoooneyMara Thu 18-Jul-13 11:10:04

I seem to have Olivia Vandyk in my email contacts and it's been there for years and I Don't Know WHY.

Panzee Thu 18-Jul-13 11:11:00

I thought this was a stealth boast thread grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Jul-13 14:34:29

MmeLindor

I thought I was SPECIAL, and that it was cause MNHQ luffs me that they got Justine to email me.

I thought I was on The List of Favourite MNetters

Now I see it was a marketing ploy to get me to open an email, and I am distraught.

Might have to go and eat a brownie to console myself...

Ah but did it work? wink

MmeLindor Thu 18-Jul-13 19:19:17

It did.

I tend to open all your emails, except the MN recommends when I am feeling a bit skint. [swot]

bryonywhisker Thu 18-Jul-13 19:21:32

I thought it was phishing type spam too as Justine would be far too busy to be sending out mails

lougle Thu 18-Jul-13 20:24:56

Speaking of emails, if I report a post, I sometimes get an email back saying

"Hi <first name>, thanks for reporting that thread....."

I find it a bit disconcerting that I'm being addressed by my real name, rather than my username. Not that my identity is secret - I share enough on here to identify me and I never share anything I wouldn't want to 'follow' me. It's just that MN gives anonymity to users.

NandH Thu 18-Jul-13 21:01:50

Off to check my emails blush

NandH Thu 18-Jul-13 21:04:57

No email for me sad

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