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Lelouch Vi Bosnia

5 Days Ago

Confusing Email From Donotreply

Hi, so I got a mail last night which says Fineartamerica: Email from a visitor, it has some info like From: (strange short mail) , Subject: , Message: , basically asking how to contact me about my image for a businness reason, however I cannot find that message anywhere in my fineartamerica account? Any clues?

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Bill Swartwout

5 Days Ago

Clues? Yes, it is SPAM.

 

That came from a visitor that clicked on "Contact" from your premium account. FAA funnels them to your personal email. Emails like that will never show up in your FAA email account.

Trust me you will know a legit email when you see it.

 

Kathleen Bishop

5 Days Ago

If you reply to them, they will have your personal email. That's why FAA adds DO NOT REPLY.

 

Donna Mibus

5 Days Ago

These emails are not always SPAM! Almost all my "emails from visitors" have been legit. They simply find me at FAA and contact me through there, since they do not know how else to contact me.

I have had lucrative commissions come from these "visitors". And just yesterday I had a ZOOM interview with a popular magazine from California who specializes in mid century modern. He found me at FAA.

So don't dismiss these "email from visitors" outright and assume they are SPAM. The vast majority of mine have not been SPAM but legitimate requests for commissions, or businesses looking to buy wholesale for their brick and mortar shops, etc.

PS, I wanted to add that the handful of SPAM ones I have received have not mentioned my name, they typically say "HI! I love your art!"... So that is one clue that it is indeed spam, if they do not personalize it and mention you by name. It generally means they have sent you and others that same message.

 

Mary Bedy

5 Days Ago

What Donna said - I've sold three or four images with people contacting me through the FAA message system. One resulted in a cover on a magazine, and another one was a local person looking for a discount to buy two images. A third wanted a black and white version of an image I had posted which I promptly made, sent the link to the person form my personal email and he purchased the image here the next day.

That said, I know someone here who gets a lot of spam stuff through the FAA message system, so you need to look at each email individually and decide if it merits a response.

 

I have a seperate e-mail account that I use to respond to this kind of inquiry.

The reason that FAA has a Do Not Reply on there is because it would just be a reply into oblivion if you just hit the reply button... or whatever it is.

When they are vague like this... it is usually SPAM. If it is more detailed I take it seriously.

 

Donna Mibus

5 Days Ago

Glenn, when I hit "reply" it goes directly to the person that sent me the message.

 

Mike Savad

5 Days Ago

anyone who is not specific what they want with the first try, is garbage.

i have a business proposal and that's it. good for them. i counter it by erasing it.

if they were specific about what they wanted then you can ask them more. just be sure to use a contract with them. and don't be afraid to ask questions.

----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Mary Bedy

5 Days Ago

Again, what Donna said. The DO NOT REPLY just refers to the fact that FAA will not reply to that mail. You have to do it personally through your personal email.

 

Lelouch Vi Bosnia

5 Days Ago

Thank you everyone for the comments! I now have a better understanding of the situation :) Cheers to all of you!

 

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