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

EduCated Thu 18-Jul-13 21:06:20

lougle I signed up with a false name <norty> so that confuses me even more when I open up grin

ShowOfHands Thu 18-Jul-13 21:10:31

I've just run off and checked my emails, all excited in case HelenMN had contacted me directly. Alas, no.

Not to worry though, I'm getting a free penis enlargement. Woohoo.

nenevomito Thu 18-Jul-13 21:16:45

I saw it and wondered why the jeff Justine would email me, saw it was a newsletter and went meh.

I open them because they're from Mumsnet. Having it from Justine was just weird.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Jul-13 23:11:12

So sorry if we freaked you out. It was, as said, an experiment suggested by the Techies to get more folks to open our emails, and it did seem to work - open rate was considerably higher than usual. But it may well be a temporary why the jeff is this Justine person mailing me type thing. In which case, clearly, we'll revert back to MN Towers email.

You can tell how many people open your emails??shock

< faints at modern technology>

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Jul-13 07:12:00

I know. How cool is that!

TwasBrillig Tue 23-Jul-13 07:20:14

So do you know if person x has opened an email or just what percentage?

Clever stuff but freaked a bit by what people might know - they'd know I'd read their email and not yet replied!!

Tee2072 Sun 28-Jul-13 19:03:26

If they use the right software, Twas, they will know if you personally opened an email from them...

I don't know about Big Brother, but MNHQ is watching...

I like that the emails are from Justine, even though I know she's not there typing them herself!

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-13 14:02:55

TwasBrillig

So do you know if person x has opened an email or just what percentage?

Clever stuff but freaked a bit by what people might know - they'd know I'd read their email and not yet replied!!

We know who has opened our mails, ie those from Mumsnet HQ. I doubt many individuals track things like that, though, as it costs money to do so.

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