Another package going out today? Greaaat.
September 20, 2012 4:30 PM Subscribe
Do I contact the person giving out my email address as her own?
posted by troika to computers & internet (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's another other-people's-emails question. I have an extremely common name and I was lucky enough to get firstlast@gmail, so I see 4 or 5 wrong emails a week. Typically I delete wrong emails or, if it looks important, respond by asking the sender to check their records and delete my email from their address book.
However, someone has started a business and is using my email address for shipping contact information. I get notices of shipments now 4 or 5 times a day. Marking them as spam isn't working so far. The notices do, however, have this woman's address and phone number. Would it be reasonable to call her and let her know what's going on? She probably would like to know the shipping stuff and, though it's a relatively minor inconvenience, I'd like the annoying notifications to cease. Of course, this woman put my email address out there in multiple locations. She clearly thinks it's hers.
Should I call her? Should I just keep marking these things as spam and hope they cease?