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Pocketgps
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:28 am    Post subject: TomTom and your email address Reply with quote

I have just found that a file on my TT ONE v4 called:

tthome.bif

contains my email address. So if stolen the thief would also have my email address.

Yet another clever bit of programming by TT.

Have removed the file from my unit and all seems okay. Have connected to TT Home and update the unit and the file has not been replaced (yet) Laughing

So if you have your TT stolen and start receiving strange emails you will know who to blame.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup, found ttgo.bif on my backup of my GO520 - also discovered that my "home" setting is also retained as a map reference and road name - thanks a bundle TT ....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HairyDJ wrote:
yup, found ttgo.bif on my backup of my GO520 - also discovered that my "home" setting is also retained as a map reference and road name
How on earth else is it supposed to know where you live unless it stores it somewhere Rolling Eyes . The trick is to put somewhere close, rather than your actuall address Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well put M8TJT! Laughing


... and your email address is saved because YOU told it to!
It's there so that you can be logged into "Home" automatically when you connect the device and you have to tick a box before it does that.

ttgo.bif also has information about the device itself, so if you delete it, Home may not automatically offer you the relevant updates, you may have to search fro them yourself.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

suppose I deserved a bit of stick for a poorly worded posting - my excuse was that I was rooting around for info after having mine nicked overnight, so not in the best of moods or communicating clearly.

With a bit more time to stand back, my real gripe is that such info is held in plain text and so easily read. Never mind, I shall just sit back and wait for my nicked unit to be brought back based on the home location data so easily found Wink At least the battery is totally stuffed and will annoy the "new owner" as much as it did me.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to use a Gmail email address that contains the device's id. If I pass the device on - the new owner is given the Gmail account as well. This makes it easier for Map and Live subscriptions.

As for the Home address, my "home" is pointing away from my real home. If I want to navigate to my actual home then I use my "Friends & Family" POI category which has my real home POI in it (it is disguised) along with loads of other addresses.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HairyDJ wrote:
I was rooting around for info after having mine nicked overnight, so not in the best of moods or communicating clearly.


That's a GOOD excuse for being grumpy! We'll let you off Smile
and really sorry to hear of your loss.

The idea of using a GMail or similar address based on the device name rather then anything to do with your own is a great one. I wish TomTom had thought of a better system entirely, but even if they could suggest that technique it would be useful.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My original post was over 2 years ago Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So have you got over the loss yet? Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
So have you got over the loss yet? Very Happy Very Happy


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