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    I was looking at my referals and clicked on one from http://us.f138.mail.yahoo.com/...25&...rt=date&pos=0& when I clicked on it to see who it was I got this message below. I have never had an email account with Yahoo, is it somebody sending spam from my email addy? <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Your login session has expired. Re-login. Why does my session expire?
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    Apparently somebody clicked through an email link to your site?

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    No it doesnt mean someone is sending spam, it means that someone emailed a friend about your site.

    You where trying to visit someones webmail inbox and the system assumes that you are the owner of the account and since it finds no related cookie on your machine it decides that you must have logged out or your session expired.

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    Hard to tell but it doesn't look like it.

    Looks more to me like someone received an email with a link recommending your site for something.

    However, that Yahoo message is a little odd. You would normally get a page requesting username and password details.

    But my first thought is the most likely explanation - someone has just clicked a link in their email through to your site.

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    I get these kind of referrals pretty frequently because my articles have a "send this page to a friend" function at the bottom of all of them.

    I wouldn't worry about it. Yahoo works in mysterious ways. :eek:

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    Thanks you guys. It's nice to know somebody thinks enough of my site to email it to a friend. Heres hoping their friend will come and buy [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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