I am a long-time Skype user. Yesterday I started receiving email from what appears to be Skype from its firstname.lastname@example.org address. The email is fishy for several reasons: It is a welcome email addressed to Skype user "abdullah434771" but that is not my Skype username. The email is a welcome email despite the fact that I have been on Skype for ages. The email is in German (titled "Sagen Sie Hallo zur wundervollen Welt von Skype") but I do not speak German and have never listed it in any preferences. Lastly, it is coming to a legitmate gmail address of mine that is not the main email address linked to my Skype account. I have recevied this message twice now.
I am posting this here because there is clearly something wrong, even though the message visually appears to be a genuine Skype email. I do not want to keep hitting spam in my gmail settings as I did the first time as I do not want my gmail to start treating emails from Skype as spam. Has someone erroneously put my email as their own? What should I do?
16-05-2012 17:35 - edited 16-05-2012 17:36
Any person can create a Skype account and register any email address (valid or not) in it. I think this is one weakness of the Skype registration system. Moreover, you may need to report this to Skype Support and request to unlink that unknown account from your email address.
Thanks for the link. I was unable to find the email support link on the website. I have emailed Skype and will await a response.
you're welcome, Reza.