PSA: Twitter Sent Out User Confirmation Emails By Accident, Ignore Them

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Well, this is embarrassing. You know the confirmation email you typically get when signing up for a new service or account? Twitter accidentally sent a bunch out to existing users. If you got a sudden email from Twitter asking to confirm your account, you can ignore it.

Hopefully, you’re already well-versed in the concept of not clicking on links in suspicious emails you didn’t ask for, but in this case, it’s technically a legitimate email. Twitter confirmed as much in a tweet, and apologized for sending out the messages.

If you got one, and you didn’t just sign up for a new Twitter account you can ignore it. You don’t need to confirm your account again. If you just signed up for a new account and you’ve never confirmed it, then you still should. The whole thing seems rather embarrassing after all we live in a world trained to be suspicious of odd emails.

Twitter isn’t saying how the error happened, but hopefully, it fixed the problem so it won’t happen again.

via Bleeping Computer

Josh Hendrickson Josh Hendrickson
Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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