Unsubscribes that don’t… how rude!
Is your mailbox full of junk? Mine sure is, and some of it is getting really annoying.
I can’t count how many e-mail marketers have been telling me things like “Only 2 days left” – “Today’s the last day!” and similar shouting-type messages for at least the past 3 weeks.
If it’s the last day, fine. Wonderful even. But don’t tell me the same thing again tomorrow!! Let this be over!
So, this week I set out to unsubscribe from all of them. I wanted to be rid of every one of them who gave me no information – just hype.
But it isn’t working. I think of 8 or 10 I’ve unsubscribed from, only one has quit mailing to me. Some I’ve unsubscribed from now 2 or 3 times.
And one really took the cake – when I tried to escape I found out I had to enter my password! So… if I want to take the time I can send for my lost password and then get out. Maybe.
I’m pretty sure that the autoresponders I use will automatically remove anyone who doesn’t want to hear from me any more. I actually thought it was a law that they had to be set up that way, but whether it is or not, letting people leave your list is the right thing to do.
The only reason I can think of for wanting to keep people on your list who don’t want you there is to be able to say you have a huge list when you want JV partners.
Surely they don’t think they can annoy us into purchasing!
I don’t have anything against anyone who is trying to make a living. As long as they’re only annoying me and not cheating me, then fine. But these guys are getting to a point where maybe they should be reported as spammers.
What do you think? Should I report them? Should I just keep deleting? Should I go to the trouble to unsubscribe a few more times?
What are YOU doing about the flood of junk?