What was interesting was how the different sites responded to my attempts to stop the e-mails.I’ve decided to name and shame because some of the companies are clearly in breach of email spam legislation and all but one company has ignored my requests for them to cease.I recently started getting e-mails from a number of dating sites.At first I assumed they were random spam, but I quickly realised that someone must have registered on those sites using my email address by accident.We're all tired of opening our inboxes and wading through dozens of junk email messages.Our lives are busy enough without the daily regimen of sorting through dozens of dubious messages every morning. But that doesn't stop spammers from sending their wares, as you've no doubt seen. Many countries have their own laws to prevent the sending of unwanted email. K., the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations enacted a law in 2003. The past three years, however, have brought a proliferation of cheap, prepaid cellphone plans with unlimited text messaging. In 2009, Americans received some 2.2 billion text messages that they identified as spam, by the estimate of Richi Jennings, an independent market analyst. But even that figure doesn’t capture the biggest boom, which has come in just the past few months, according to Cloudmark, a San Francisco-based firm that provides messaging security for major wireless carriers.
It involves putting a lot of your ego on the line, just laying bare your sense of self and sticking a big KICK ME sign on it. As I’ve written before, having the pressure on you to make the initial approach is incredibly difficult. ” “You have 1 unread message from your secret crush! I ignored some, replied “STOP” to others, and even tried calling back in the vain hope of confronting my tormentors. I’ve long known not to click the links in spam emails, but 10 years of spam-free cellphone ownership had lulled me into complacency when it came to texts. Every buzz meant another text message charge on my bill. As I belatedly realized, a reply of any kind confirms to cellphone spammers that they’ve reached a working number—which they can then sell to other spammers.As requested, we have unsubscribed your e-mail address from [our] promotional and informative e-mail distribution list and closed the account erroneously opened with your e-mail address.We regret any inconvenience and wish you all the best.