I know we authorize our own abuse in some cases, but this is just a bit ridiculous don’t you think?
When we sign up for different services we are often asked if we want to receive emails regarding specials or things that meet our interests. In most cases, it is limited to one or two emails in a day. It is a little annoying, but I realized that I have given them permission to send me those emails.
Do deal with said emails, I have more than one email account. One that is my regular account where most of the important stuff get delivered. Bills, personal email, and other important stuff (that I select) gets to use that email address. The other address is essentially my “spam”. This email address gets the email that I don’t really find important but the emails that I believe will be useful. In most cases those are emails that are a result of a subscription or membership of some type.
So, yes, I have signed up for Groupon. But I don’t think I signed up to actually be spammed by them. I expect to get emails from them, but I didn’t expect to get an average of 5.5 emails per day! I mean seriously? How about we just put this info in one or two emails? I don’t look at most of them anyway, so is it really necessary in the first place? If I was looking for something I probably will visit their website to shop.
We used to get a ton of junk mail in our real, snail mail box. Now my email boxes are getting spammed in all sorts of ways. It’s rather annoying. No, it’s rather irritating.
What do you think? How do you deal with this stuff?
The only luck I have in reducing junk e-mail is to get agressive with the “unsubscribe” links. Of course, that only works with legitimate, respectable senders. If you try to unsubscribe from a spammer, you’ll just “confirm” the e-mail address and end up with more spam.
That part is definitely a double-edged sword. Sometimes worth it and sometimes not.
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