Shortly after I (re)started my subscription, I noticed a plug, under my name in Twitter. Something like I love Mailspring. Have others noticed the same thing? This is outrageous and criminal.
Outrageous and criminal
You would have to manually tweet to your own profile or authorise Mailspring to tweet to your handle.
I am pretty sure Mailspring would not tweet from your Twitter handle without your authorisation even if it were possible.
I am a subscriber and I got no automatic tweets about Mailspring.
Does the tweet still exist? Can you share a link to it?
Thanks for the thoughtful response. I too thought it was bizarre; I knew I didn’t write it. I can’t share it because I angrily deleted it ;).
We have no such feature that I know of.
That you know of? Odd hedging
Not hedging, I am only the volunteer community manager, not the main developer, so I’m not making a claim to authority I do not possess. However, if this is a feature, I’ll be very surprised. I’ve seen absolutely nothing to suggest it.
Gotcha. Thanks for the response though, and if you DO hear anything. let me know. It was an unsettling, unpleasant experience.
I can imagine it would be! I’ll ping Ben, and see if he has any insight.
Meanwhile, it may be a good idea to audit what apps have permission to post on your Twitter, and/or perhaps add 2FA or change your password.
Hey folks! Wow this is super strange, we definitely don’t do anything like this. I think the ONLY social media-ish thing we do is let you star the GitHub repo on the Gmail OAuth thank you page (here: Mailspring), but you have to click that button to star the repo. We don’t integrate with Twitter at all.
I did a quick Twitter search for I love Mailspring (https://twitter.com/search?q=“I%20love%20Mailspring”&src=typeahead_click) and didn’t get any other results so I don’t think this is being automated by some nefarious player in the space or anything like that.
If you haven’t already, I’d go to to https://twitter.com/settings/connected_apps and check the apps / services that have access to your Twitter account and remove anything you don’t recognize.
Thanks. Does the company, or any of its employees, use Gumroad?
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