Advertising is expensive. If I don't want to get unsolicited mail from
commercial companies I don't want to get such mail from charities
either. Even though I never signed up with Concern anywhere, on the web
or on paper, they've sent me at least 2 spams in the last 2 months. I
presume others with .ie addresses have gotten similar.
I don't think the real issue is the cost associated with the opt-in, but
the ill-feeling that spamming could generate from an otherwise legit
robert at robertelliott.org wrote:
>> First of all, my humble thanks to all for not replying to the last few spams
> that made their way to these lists. It's a positive pleasure to be able to
> delete one mail and not have to ignore the same damn arguments again and
>> But I digress. Have a look, if you will, at
>http://www.understandingprivacy.org/content/newsroom/newsreleases/01_28_02.cfm> . Could opt-in actually be a bad thing in some circumstances? I'm not wild
> about getting letters from a plethora of organisations when I sign up for or
> give money to one charity, but I *do* see the point of allowing them to do it.
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