This guides is a bout a great feature in My eBay, it is called my messages. If you receive an email to your regular email box, check my messages first. If message is not there that means that particular message is not an official eBay message. You receive messages through your eBay as a security measure to be sure the message is from ebay. Some of the messages you receive in your in regular email account are known as spoofs or phis-hing emails. The sender is not from eBay but just trying to get your personal information from you to steal your identity. By clicking and signing into eBay then your messages you can be a little more secure.
However there are now people the are using the eBay email system to spoof or phi sh for information, your personal information. So always use caution when responding to anyone.
How the message system works:
Someone asks you a question or eBay sends you a message.
You can click respond and answer your seller / buyer questions, usually eBay messages requires no response.
Then you click respond and your message will go to the persons' eBay message box.
There are 3 boxes at the bottom below where you type your answer in
One is hide my email address, I highly recommend using this box unless you want that person to be able to have your personal email address. This assure you that you are not giving the shady people a chance to send you spoof or phi-sh emails. This eliminates a lot of these takes of emails so less chance of identity theft.
Two is send my message to my email , I never use this system because I can just check my message under sent.
Three is post to item description, great tool for sellers tip is to post the answer on your item that you are selling as to there may be others out there with the same question and by posting the answer on your listing you can answer all at 1 time.
Down fall is eBay messages may take up to 5 days to show up in your regular email box. Another reason to check my messages because you may not respond in time if you do not .
My messages through eBay is not totally secure, if the thieves will find there way around any system if they think there is easy money to be had. Don't let it be yours, protect it by checking your eBay messages first.
Thank you for reading and do not forget to vote. Stay safe.