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Hi there! Someone, hopefully you, has requested the password for your [sign in to see URL] account to be emailed to this address. Please find the password below. See you back on [sign in to see URL] soon! Your password is: (deleted by me)--------------- IP address of request: [sign in to see URL], time of request: Tue Jul 6 15:17:13 GMT 2010 -------Block or allow mail from Runboard to you - click here: <link edited out by LG>


Firstly I have not requested my password to be sent to me and secondly, that IP address is unknown to me.

Can you tell me wether somebody is trying to gain access to my info please.

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Hi Speed King,

The only way anyone can get your Runboard password like that is (1) if they know the email address that is attached to your Runboard account (which I edited out of your post for your security) and (2) if they know the password to that email account and/or can figure out that password.

The best advice I can give (which we always tell people) is to change your passwords often, make them long and nonsensical with numbers, upper and lower case letters, and when it comes to secret questions/answers, don't use something that someone can figure out.

As for the IP, we can't run a search on it, but you can see what geographical area they're from by using ]whois and IP location resolution page.

Edit to add: It could be that someone is only playing a prank on you and trying to scare you, but just in case they do have access to your email account, you should change your Runboard password and email password now, and if your email's secret answer is easy to guess, you should change that, too.

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Ok. Thanks for that. I will follow that advice and change a few details. That IP address is from Amsterdam so I'm none the wiser to who it may be.

Thanks again.

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You're welcome, Speed King. emoticon

RIPE Network Coordination Centre is in Amsterdam. That isn't where the person is from. Look again at both links.

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If it helps any there is a better than 80% chance the person posted from London, England...

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Is that an actual probability on those sources being correct, or is 80% a guess? emoticon

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That is a real probability (the actual number is 83%) generated by [url=[sign in to see URL] Their results will normally come within 50 miles of the users actual location. If you do a search there on my location it gets within 18 miles of where I really am.

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Lol. Mine is 58 miles off with a 50% certainty. emoticon

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You hide real good emoticon They say in their FAQ that results under 75% means they have not collected enough data to verify a location with certainty. But since they are updating their results every week it is only a matter of time before they find your IP address and get it geomapped.

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With my IP checker I got. London UK and they use Sky Broadband.. Hmm im thinking of that one emoticon

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