I’ve been getting unrequested messages from the eBay Developer Zone site over the last couple days about email address changes. I have a Developer Zone account, but I haven’t touched it for months if not longer. I sent an e-mail to them about it, but haven’t heard anything.
I just got yet another one of these and I think I see what’s up. Check out the registered email address. Somebody found a hole.
(And in case you’re wondering, no, this isn’t some kind of phishing message. It’s a text/plain message and the routing headers show it being received by my mail server directly from mxpool05.ebay.com.)
From: DevZonePassword@ebay.com Subject: Forgot your Developer Zone username? Date: May 26, 2006 10:45:12 AM EDT (CA) To: email@example.com'.or.''=' Cc: [OMITTED] If you did not forget your username for the eBay Developers Program, please ignore this email. Your Username is: [OMITTED] Your registered email address is:firstname.lastname@example.org' or ''=' You can sign in to the Developer Zone at http://developer.ebay.com/devprogram/sign_in.asp If you have forgotten you password, you can request it at http://developer.ebay.com/devprogram/ForgotPassword.asp Thank you for being a member of the eBay Developers Program! Sincerely, Developer Relations
Paul commented on Wed Mar 14 08:07:08 2007:
For some reason this post gets more spam comments – by far – than anything else on my blog. The spam comments almost never have anything to do with the content of the post; lately they’re for prescription drugs.
I’ve become curious about the reasons for this. Any theories?
Paul commented :
I’ve deleted some irrelevant comments along the lines of “please help me with my eBay problem”.
Sorry, but this is not an eBay help forum! I’m just a guy with a blog. If you are having an eBay problem that you can’t resolve directly, try their dispute resolution service.
matt commented :
Yeah I have no idea why personal blogs are spammed.
But google did point me here while searching for how to send a user a message…
Jasmine commented :
i am trying to figure out how to contact ebay itself via email because 4 of the items i bid on were sent to the wrong city an no one is replying to me on how to get them back. by mistake i sent it to miami florida 33315 and it was suppose to be fort lauderdale florida 33315. what do i do??!!
B.J. Justice commented :
ebay motors; arem’t “NO RESERVE” auctions on ebay motors supposed to go to the highest bidder? 2004 Volvo-S-80-one owner- CAR-LEATHER-MOON-BLACK Sarasota,Fl highest bidder $5,300 last week is back own ebay, same seller for $6,950.00. Is this true. Not delivered to the highest bidder? Can the owner or friends bid against the market?