I have received two emails with subject "Expanding your Reputation" from "Stack Overflow Careers 2.0" <[email protected]>. The body is similar to:

In recognition of your contributions to Stack Overflow, we’d like to invite you to create a professional profile on Stack Overflow Careers 2.0.

A Careers 2.0 profile is a great place to showcase your professional work as a programmer – Stack Exchange answers, open source projects, even the books you’ve read.

Click here to accept the invitation. It’s free!

Even if you’re not looking for a new career today, your Careers 2.0 profile will be your professional home on the web. It lets your colleagues, friends, and peers know who you are and what great work you’re doing. It’s a terrific way to build your professional reputation and take your career to the next level. And it’s fun!

You’ll always have complete control over what’s in your profile, who can see it, and whether or not employers can contact you.

But please act soon: this invitation expires in 14 days, so sign up now!

Even if you decide not to join Careers 2.0, we would like to thank you for all your contributions to Stack Overflow. It wouldn’t be the same without you.

Best wishes,

The Stack Overflow team

If you found someone great, or found a great job, we'd love to hear your story. Email us at [email protected] to let us know how it went!

This mail was sent by careers.stackoverflow.com. Questions? Comments? Let us know on our feedback site. Stack Exchange Inc. 55 Broadway, 26th Floor, NY NY 10006 <3

If you would like to opt out of future emails, please click here.

I do not know why I received them, but I am not interested in them at all and I do not want to receive more. How can I stop them?

  • Maybe that's the first network-wide phishing scam? Stealing people's SE credentials to place huge bounties on scammers' questions?
    – Pekka
    Dec 26, 2011 at 16:45
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    Ah, no, it seems legit.
    – Pekka
    Dec 26, 2011 at 16:45
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    Click on the Opt Out link at the bottom?
    – chown
    Dec 26, 2011 at 16:48
  • Nice, @The, that's more information than the question provides!
    – Arjan
    Dec 26, 2011 at 16:50
  • @chown: That seems to be the answer. Thanks! Can you post it as answer or should I do it? Dec 26, 2011 at 17:05
  • @TsuyoshiIto Too late, oh well =).
    – chown
    Dec 26, 2011 at 20:31
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    @chown: Ah, broken moderators on MSO as always. Anyway, thanks for your answer! Dec 26, 2011 at 22:27

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This is a one-time email invitation to create a profile on Careers, sent to users who are active on Stack Overflow. If you received two it probably means you have duplicate accounts somewhere on Stack Overflow.

  • "We’re impressed by your “c#” tag answers on Stack Overflow. In recognition of your generous spirit, we’d like to invite you to create a professional profile on Stack Overflow Careers 2.0.". Are you really impressed or are you just being nice? Do you really look at peoples answers or have some bot that sends it after person gets X upvotes or accepted answers? Jan 5, 2012 at 19:39
  • -1 Wrong, it's a two-times at least. Jun 2, 2012 at 6:51

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