RE: spam and who you formerly were

Subject: RE: spam and who you formerly were
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:57:00 -0500

Yes, the unsubscribe link at the bottom of ours works too (I assume... never having been on our own list...).

But if you think you are being spammed, then you probably don't trust (or recognize) what you received.

I agree that we should have something telling people the names of entities that have become us.

When I became aware of the situation, I began making such suggestions - i.e., yesterday and today, so far.

I have an idea the list might be lengthy. I'm aware of only a few, including my two most recent previous employers, but somebody has a list somewhere, I'm sure. No doubt they can bury it in the fine print that nobody reads at the bottom of... oh... wait... :)

Anyway, reputable companies don't spam. They acquire your coordinates by legitimate means, usually with your help. Just because you don't remember helping them to your data is.... well.... ok, apparently it IS their problem.

As for most mail readers.... lately, I've had to rescue about twenty Techwrl posts per day (including a couple of yours) from the Postini summary that I get each evening. Don't know what changed in the past week, whether it's the corporate filter settings, or something about the list messages.

From: Gene Kim-Eng [mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com]
Sent: March-01-12 3:42 PM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin
Cc: Steve Schwarzman; Margaret Cekis; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: spam and who you formerly were

Unsubscribe links from reputable companies (the ones you actually subscribed to) work most of the time. For the rest, most mail readers now have spam buttons that automatically move messages to trash or a spam folder and simultaneously report the sender's address to databases so future mail from the same address will automatically be deleted and re-reported.

Gene Kim-Eng

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com<mailto:Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>> wrote:
If you have any experience with the internet at all, you NEVER click a link in mail that you regard as spam.

That's like waving a big flag "I'm a real live sucker, please turn on the spam-hose full-blast!"

It pretty much guarantees an exponential increase in spam to any address that confirms there's a warm body at the end of it.

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References:
spam and who you formerly were: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: spam and who you formerly were: From: Margaret Cekis
Re: spam and who you formerly were: From: Steve Schwarzman
RE: spam and who you formerly were: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: spam and who you formerly were: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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