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On Dec 18th I've received an email that looks like a regular "welcome, new user!" emails SF sends out.

Subject: Welcome to Developer Site


Hi ,

Welcome to Developer Site! To get started, go to

Thanks, dfc-org-qa

Username: eyescream@00df000000055l4mai.(redacted)

(Note the "Hi {nobody}" and something that looks like org id in the last line)

Does anybody have any idea what the hell? DFC = Dreamforce? seems to be a valid SF org with custom domain. Quick googling yields and, not too helpful.

I've used this mailbox to create my Dev. Edition and to authenticate on SF Answers or here... Still - looks bit fishy to be a legitimate new SF anything really.

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Just one? I've gotten probably a half dozen from all over the place; my work email, a couple of my personal emails, etc. – sfdcfox Dec 19 '13 at 17:59
I and a few co workers all received that Monday evening as well – Chris Duncombe Dec 19 '13 at 18:01
I've received it too. To my work email. – Sergey Utko Dec 19 '13 at 20:52
up vote 11 down vote accepted

It's a legit email, but inadvertently sent out. The Twitter account commented several times on Dec 17th (example: and appears to be about the developer boards update.

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It's got the name "QA", further lending credence that it was unintentional, since QA is what one does before an official release. – sfdcfox Dec 19 '13 at 17:58
Thx Mike and all commenters :) I'd swear I've answered exactly 0 times in the official forums, I focus solely on SO & SFSE... Not sure I like the fact I'm being enrolled anywhere just because I happen to have a Dev Edition. (And I didn't get it on another mailbox where I have different DE). Feels like Google+ forced down the throats of Youtube users ;) – eyescream Dec 19 '13 at 18:12
Concur. My work email is used exclusively on the AppExchange for listing our product, and has never logged into the forums that I can recall, not even by accident. I would expect my main account with some odd 800+ solutions and 4.5k responses to have gotten a sneak peek, though :p – sfdcfox Dec 19 '13 at 18:17

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