This post is also for all other major crappy e-commerce websites. Why is it so hard for you to unsubscribe your customers? I understand that you are desperate to show-off your new deals, but that does that give you the right to keep spamming him?
Now all you other e-commerce websites must be proud at this moment thinking we provide an unsubscribe link in our emails. %$&#!!
None of them ever works! (atleast with koovs.com)
Heres the dates of email spams from koovs to me (included links as proof)
- 30/12/11 – NewsLetter – Unsubscribed
- 09/07/12 – NewsLetter – Unsubscribed
- 12/07/12 – NewsLetter – Unsubscribed
- 17/07/12 – NewsLetter – Unsubscribed
- 19/07/12 – NewsLetter – Did not even try Unsubscribing
- 23/07/12 – NewsLetter – same
- 26/07/12 – NewsLetter – same
Sudden spike of spam emails this month. I wonder which social-media-spamming-agency they have hired. Why give links to unsubscribe if you dont plan to respect that list?
I bet they have a policy like “Oh this guy has unsubscribed? He must be an active user. Lets spam him more!”
This reminds me of this famous tweet
One of the biggest lies ever told “You have been successfully unsubscribed”
— Emeka Obi (@DontBlameEmeka) October 18, 2011
While writing this post, I tried unsubscribing on the last 3 mails as well. As expected, It doesn’t work, not even theoretically.
- Unsubscribing is a sin. Mails dont stop. Companies keep selling your data as active users.
- Use GMail filters to create a auto-delete list. Do this: Skip Inbox, Mark as read, Delete it
Heres my current spam filter domains. Saves me 500+ emails a month. You may find irctc and standard chartered bank domains below, but un-subscription has failed for me.
List 1 : *jbi
List 2 : *var
List 3 : *tet