Digital Ocean Survey ?? How did they get my email ??

June 2, 2015 2.4k views


Am I the only one or any other customers here also have received following email ??

As a customer of DigitalOcean, we'd like you to participate in a short survey. The survey should take no longer than 4 minutes to complete. 

To begin the survey, click here. 

If you are not able to access the link above, please copy and paste the link below in your web browser.

Data collected in the survey will be kept private and anonymous. 

Decipher Research Team 

Well, its not that I am unhappy with DO service. I am satisfied and such is reflected in my answers but I wonder how did they get my email address ??

As if it’s DO’s own survey then would have been fine but if its done from third party, DO is handing over my email address to them ??

@ DO Team

Not fair of you people, if you have done so..

1 comment
  • I have also received emails from and wonder how they got hold of my contact information.

1 Answer

It is spam and they are simply using your domains contact information. If you do a whois search for your domain, it should match whatever email they are spamming.

DigitalOcean tweeted this:
“We are in no way associated with that survey or Decipher, Inc.”

  • Thanks for the heads up.

    That Decipher survey didn’t ask for any objectionable information though.

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