messages received after UNsubscribing

And the results are...

| Faithful readers will recall that I recently tried to UNsubscribe from junk email from SimplyInk.

At the time that I UNsubscribed, SimplyInk insisted that I should "allow up to 10 days" for my request to be processed. Ten days are up. As you can see from the screen capture above of my Inbox, SimplyInk emails continued unabated for several days. Two emails a day hawking ink and toner was the norm before I UNsubscribed, and the reason I did so. And they kept right at it.

Now it appears — knock on wood — that the onslaught has stopped. Monday there was only one email, and none since.

One would think that someone in the marketing department at these companies would go through the names in their email database and see if the person has ordered anything in the last <pick a number> <pick a unit of time>, and if not, delete the name. As my mamma used to say, You can't get blood from a turnip.

The problem, of course, is that there is no penalty to the company for continuing to send emails, and no cost. Once you have your email server, sending an email is essentially free (after the trivial cost of maintaining the email server and disk space itself). The only way the emails stop is if the company goes out of business. And that's not always sure.

Last updated on Apr 13, 2018

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