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Tell HN: DropBox spamming?
6 points by RiderOfGiraffes 1614 days ago | 5 comments
Received just now ...

  > X-Envelope-From: no-reply@dropboxmail.com
  > <redacted>
  > Received: from mailman-2.dropboxmail.com ([<redacted>])
  >         by <redacted> with esmtp (Exim 4.69)
  >         (envelope-from <no-reply@dropboxmail.com>)
  >         id <redacted>
  >         for <redacted>; Thu, 31 Mar 2011 15:16:10 +0100
  > Received: from mailman-2.dropboxmail.com (localhost [127.0.0.1])
  >         by mailman-2.dropboxmail.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id <redacted>
  >         for <redacted>; Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:16:06 +0000 (UTC)
  > From: Dropbox <no-reply@dropboxmail.com>
  > To: <redacted>
  > Subject: <redacted> invited you to Dropbox
  > Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:16:06 +0000
  > Reply-To: <redacted>@hotmail.com
  >
  > ...
  >
  > <redacted> wants you to try Dropbox! Dropbox lets you bring all your
  > photos, docs and videos with you anywhere and share them easily.
  >
  > Get started here: http://www.dropbox.com/link/<redacted>
  >
  > - The Dropbox Team



As far as I know, your friend actually invited you so he/she could get some extra space. They don't do it automatically, you need to put your friend's email there or import your contacts from your webmail.

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This is just an invite from a friend, if you refer someone you get extra space added to your account

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AKA Spam-by-proxy...

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that might be true, but you could also say it for every other internet application.. facebook (share with friends) etc

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Indeed, and I do :)

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