Is there an Interweb expert in the house?

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29/04/2013 at 21:21

I got most of the way through ordering a RoadID but then changed my mind and bailed out. The next day an email from them arrived, saying I didn't complete my order and could they help. But I don't recall giving them my email address because I didn't get to paying. I don't give out that particular address unless I mean to.

I wrote back asking how they had obtained my address. I've not had a reply.

Apparently RoadID are a reputable company. And maybe the email from them was automated and from a don't-reply account.

If there's anyone on the forum who understands how the back end of a website works - is it possible to harvest my email without me giving it? Or must I have given it but forgotten?

I'm not alleging anything sinister or improper, just curious more than anything else.


30/04/2013 at 11:02

You give RoadID your email address before you get to the payment screen.  

30/04/2013 at 11:05

You give RoadId your email early on...  But I've been using them for years and never had any issues

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