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Jan 27, 2005 10:57 pm re: why email command subscriptions don't work

Kurt Schweitzer
The thing that really ticks me off is when the "opt-out" mechanism is email only.

I own my own domains, and frequently make up a new email address when I sign up for a newsletter simply so I can track how that email address gets used. Does this newsletter live up to its promise to not sell my address? The answer is all too often "no".

Having multiple email addresses like this is usually no problem for me. All unrecognized addresses to my domains are forwarded to my main account, so I get them regardless of how they are addressed. But when I have to send an unsubscribe request via email I get into trouble, because the email address that I'm supposed to be sending from (which is the one to be dropped from their list) doesn't really exist.

The only solution is for me to go out to my domain, create a "real" email account for that address, and then send the unsubscribe request from that account. And then I have to delete the account so it doesn't sit around accumulating messages and eating into my quotas.

Bottom line: ALWAYS have a web-based opt-out form for your newsletter!

Kurt Schweitzer
http://kurtschweitzer.com

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