Email spam has dropped significally over the last ~10 years, I remember my gmail would have hundreds, now I'm lucky to get 20 junk emails. But I find now there's a new way to spam people, a much more annoying, never ending bulls*** you have to deal with. It's the god damn signup spam, you sign up and all of a sudden you're subscribed to 10 different email streams, with more added (and you're marked to receive it and have no say) everyday.
The worst I have experienced was couchsurfing.com followed by facebook. Couchsurfing was, I am not joking here, 10 emails within a week of signing up. I'm a habitual unsubscriber, any email I think is useless I click unsubscribe. But with couchsurfing I was constantly doing it until I finally logged in and unticked everything. This doesn't mean I won't receive any more emails because like facebook they can just add another category and wam bam I get another f*****g email.
There needs a "do not contact me" checkbox for all these sites.
Don't even get me started on the horrendous lightbox popup bulls*** that tries to get you to subscribe to their s***, even before you've had a chance to browse their website.
Just "mark as spam and unsubscribe" inside gmail.
Wondering how long it will be until someone hides a nasty surprise in an unsubscribe link ??
gmail does an awesome job at hiding spam from me without doing anything anyway
Just "mark as spam and unsubscribe" inside gmail.just click "mark as spam"!
I recommend doing this for two reasons:
1) "mark as spam and unsubscribe" by necessity communicates that your email address is still valid and that you received the message. Dodgy operators will ignore this request and instead send you more stuff knowing they will probably reach you.
2) Once you have done "mark as spam" a few times you will (with Gmail anyway) almost certainly NEVER see those emails again as they will go straight into the bin. This means that these companies that are sending you unsolicited email will have (fractionally) higher costs of communicating and (I hope) more of a chance of their emails ending up in the bin for other users.
I differentiate between totally unsolicited emails and those that seem to be genuine accidents.
I thought Gmail's 'unsubscribe' feature was really good but now I think I'm seeing it as a way for companies to pursue more legitimate spamming techniques, just buy saying "oh it was an accident but look, we have an unsubscribe button".
The problem with marking things spam, is they're not spam per se, it's solicited because I signed up but unsolicited because I didn't get a chance to say Dont Email Me with your s***. So if I mark as spam, google may pickup other emails from that domain as spam and I would not get relevant emails. A really good example is paypal, they email you once a month with advertisement. There is no way to unscubscribe from this because it is under the guise of Monthly Statement. You mark that email as spam, you may missout on actual important paypal emails.
In regards to unsubscribe link, I actually think it works. For my work email, ever single time I've gotten advertisement for products I click unsubscribe and I never hear from them again.
I wish legitimate companies would stop spamming me with advertisement or "notifications".
In regards to unsubscribe link, I actually think it works. For my work email, ever single time I've gotten advertisement for products I click unsubscribe and I never hear from them again.Yep in most cases it definitely works. I use it occasionally for legit stuff. I just don't like people that have sent me unsolicited email getting confirmation that my email address is valid.
I don't care about spam. What annoys me is the f*****g pop up boxes on web pages that ask if I want to get emails. That s*** is annoying. Who really reads newsletter type s*** on email these days.......It's not 1997 anymore.
I don't care about spam. What annoys me is the f*****g pop up boxes on web pages that ask if I want to get emails. That s*** is annoying. Who really reads newsletter type s*** on email these days.......It's not 1997 anymore.I believe the data shows that emails are generally the most successful and/or cost-effective form of digital marketing in terms of response rates etc (more so than social media). That is why they are so aggressively trying to get your details.
I find GMails filters to give me a *lot* of false positives though. Mailinglists I actually want to see content from even after I've removed it from the spam filter will invariably end up there again a few weeks or months later.really! I barely ever have that problem. You can always re-filter specific lists though to make sure they miss the spam folder.
I believe the data shows that emails are generally the most successful and/or cost-effective form of digital marketing in terms of response rates etc (more so than social media). That is why they are so aggressively trying to get your details.
This explains A LOT. I was thinking the same thing, why the f*** does this blog want my email so badly it will harass me instantly?