Today I received a spam message with the topic of n question at Stackoverflow:

Topic: Re: chrome.identity.getAuthToken cannot get Token in Chrome Extension

Hi Ole,

Just wondering if you ever got this question answered. If not, maybe a brief chat with a Javascript wizpert could help: link (Link removed)


As this seems quite focussed on my SO-Post and my Mail is private: How did they do that? What can I do to stop that in the future?

  • 4
    Your G+ profile is liked from your profile. Presumably your email is on there somewhere, or can be determined from information there
    – Servy
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 14:31
  • 2
    You're not the only one: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/218528/… . Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 14:31
  • developers.google.com/+/web/people, under "Retrieve an authenticated user's email address."
    – user102937
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 14:35
  • 7
    What a bunch of disgusting spammers.
    – Pekka
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 14:40
  • @Robert Harvey But I never authenticated the spammer with my Google- profile. (Or did you misunderstood my question?)
    – Ole Albers
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 14:43
  • @Servy isn't there public either. Of course it IS possible to find my mail somewhere with enough energy (like doing a whois on my domain), but this mail just looks that much like an automated spam message that I do not expect that much "social engineering" there
    – Ole Albers
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 14:44
  • A whois on your domain is trivNO CARRIER
    – user1228
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 17:45
  • Maybe related: Someone contacted me by email but my email is not public.
    – Arjan
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 18:27


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