E-mail followers :spam or real ?

Hi Guys !

Hope you are enjoying your first month of the year. Actually I had some confusion regarding my e-mail followers.

I am shocked to see sudden increase in the number of new e- mail followers in the last few days. They are from outlook.com. I never had such follower earlier. There is postย  like or comment on any of my post.

They seems to be spam or are they real genuine follower. Do let me know.

What do you say ? What should I do ?

Is there anyone who is facing this confusion ?

Daily prompt: shocked

 

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. designerworldstudio

    Same here. Last 1 week I got such emails just few minutes ago outlook.com new follow. I don’t think so this is real.

    1. msarora

      So, what are we gonna do ???

  2. withasideofburnttoast

    I’ve also received a lot of follows from Outlook emails. This whole time I’ve just assumed it was a result of posting my blog link on my Instagram feed. I don’t know that it’s spam, but in today’s tech world…I suppose you never know.

      1. withasideofburnttoast

        I’m not going to do anything since nothing seems to be occurring as a result of it. If things start glitching or strange messages/comments pop up, I would definitely worry more…

        1. designerworldstudio

          hey ! The Outlook thing got fixed. Those followers aren’t shown in my email subscribers list anymore.

          1. msarora

            Just checked. So,all doubts clear. It means they were not genuine followers.

    1. msarora

      Even I thought the same. One thing is sure that it gave us some happiness momentarily.????

      1. withasideofburnttoast

        Right? XD I want to hold out for the chance that it might be someone who wants to read my work. That’ll give me a moment of happiness for sure.

  3. prenika

    Just block them from your email account. I think they are spam..

    1. msarora

      Exactly! That’s a better way. I think there is no way to avoid such mails. Isn’t it.

      1. prenika

        Right! There is no point of taking any risk!?

  4. Rajat Malik

    If you’re using MailChimp or something like that and they seems to having an odd email address then they are spam, or specifically saying they are ‘bots’. Try deleting them from your mailing list.

    1. Rajat Malik

      I, myself used it once and same happened with me so I just deleted them. You’ll definitely tell if they’re spam just by looking at their email address. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. msarora

      Actually it was problem with many bloggers but wordpress people have sorted out now.

      1. Rajat Malik

        Oh! Okay. Good for us then ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I too have received several of these strange followers from outlook. I noticed that they are not showing up, however, on my WordPress follower list so apparently the WordPress people have figured this out. For my part, I have marked these emails as “spam”.

    1. msarora

      It happened in the past , then stopped and now again it has started. Yes , I am also not paying attention to it. Marking as spam is the only solution.

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