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Re: Are you getting Spam from Crossfire Media?
From: Graeme Fowler <graeme () graemef net>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:19:39 +0000
On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 17:19 -0800, JC Dill wrote:
The particular email address ceased being used (by me) over a year ago,
but suddenly 4 weeks ago I was "subscribed" to their mailing list.
Apparently the common theme is that we all registered for the VON
conference at one point.
Aha, list re-purposing. That's something completely different - I cannot
speak for your local or federal laws on spam, but in the UK we could
fairly well go to town on a company doing that (not in law, sadly, but
certainly in terms of professional shame through whichever organisations
they belong to).
I really can't understand why all of you are saying it's no big deal!
Er... we're not. I'm not, certainly, and I haven't read anyone else as
having done so. What we're saying is that there's nothing sinister (as
the original reply to your message thought), that there's a simple
As I said originally - if this is a company with any professional pride
whatsoever, contact their CEO. Going from the top down can be
instructive at the very least, if not actually productive.