Entries posted as private sent to followers!

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  • #1172808

    mabelamber
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    When I publish my PRIVATE entries they are nevertheless sent to the email addresses of people who followed my erstwhile public entries. I have checked my settings and have not invited any readers to follow my private entries. Could this be a bug? It is rather disconcerting and annoying.

    Help that would help much apprciated.

    #1172941

    timethief
    Member

    I tagged this thread for a Staff investigation. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1172945

    mabelamber
    Member

    Timethief,

    Thank you so much for your assistance!
    Yes, I have subscribed to it.

    Mabel A.

    #1172946

    macmanx
    Staff

    Were the posts published as Private, or were they made Private after publishing?

    Also, were these posts scheduled?

    #1172952

    mabelamber
    Member

    Hi Macmanx,

    The posts were marked private prior to publishing.

    Sorry, but I do not comprehend what you mean with “scheduled”

    #1172953

    macmanx
    Staff

    Did you write and publish them immediately, or were they written and then scheduled to publish at a specific date and time?

    #1172954

    mabelamber
    Member

    I wrote and published them immediately.

    #1173015

    macmanx
    Staff

    Thanks for clarifying, we’re looking into this!

    #1173040

    macmanx
    Staff

    Would you please clarify the URL of the blog this is happening on?

    I’m trying to figure out if you mean “erstwhile public entries” as in formerly public entries, or “erstwhile public entries” as in http://erstwhile.wordpress.com/

    #1173066

    mabelamber
    Member

    Hi, sorry for the delay, it was bed time meanwhile in Holland.

    I mean “formerly”
    (Sometimes I use literary more or less archaic words… :) )

    #1173067

    mabelamber
    Member

    PS To be clear, the problem concerns this blog:

    http://mabelamber.wordpress.com/

    #1173082

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, we were unable to duplicate this in a variety of tests yesterday, so just make sure that you have set the posts status as Private before hitting the Publish button.

    Also, if you are subscribed to the blog via email, you will receive an email as you are the author.

    #1173085

    mabelamber
    Member

    Hi macmanx,

    Thank you so much for going to all this trouble for me.

    I must say I am sure I did do that, mark as private before hitting the publish button, my informant spoke of receiving links to practically *all* my latest (private) posts. Again it leaves me to wonder about the possible activities of a hacker, who previously altered my password, much to my alarm.
    And there is not much as can be done against hacking, apart from frequently altering one’s password.

    Thanks a bunch again,

    Greetings from Amsterdam,

    Mabel Amber

    #1173086

    macmanx
    Staff

    If you’re concerned about hacking, I recommend resetting your email password first (as your WordPress.com account password can be changed via email), then change your WordPress.com password one more time.

    Make sure that you use a strong password, and that you always log out if you access your account from a public computer.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/selecting-a-strong-password/

    If this ever happens again, I recommend asking him to forward the email to you so you can see whether or not it was a typical subscription email.

    #1173087

    mabelamber
    Member

    Will follow your advice.

    Ciao.

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