On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:23:36AM +0100, Aaron McDaid wrote:
> Does anyone have ideas on how to send a polite email to sites
> which make it too difficult to unsubscribe from sites? Along the
> lines of "Email != Web"
A couple of thoughts:
o I like emails that have a [http] url in them that, when clicked
(highlit and pasted into a browser in my case), do an `unsubscribe
whoever received the mail with this link in it from all mails of that
o I despise lists that don't allow for email addresses to be inherited
by other people. The inheritors quite reasonably (i) don't want any
more mail that they didn't ask for and (ii) should not be expected
to know some secret that the former owner of the address knew;
o I despise broadcast lists that do not have a human listening to
o In the worst case, it may suffice to complain to the upstream isp of
the list. If you can't get no removal satisfaction, start complaining.
Chances are you are not alone, and I like to think that isps are at
least moderately sensitive to being written up in theregister as
pinkslip spam relays.
Of course, I'm only talking about pseudo-opt-in lists - where you type
an email address into a site and down the bottom of the page there is
an `uncross (!) this box if you don't want to receive email' thing -
not proper lists where there are hoops that must be jumped through to
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