We all get a lot of spam. I have int he past, used one of my mail accounts to register for something or other. Don’t know what it was, but it seemed to bring a few offers of “XYZ market report” or “Reach KLM decision makers in solar technology”. Or some such similar twaddle. Always addressed to me. Always crafted to avoid the spam filters.
It was a minor annoyance. Really, just a couple seconds, and I deleted them unread. Then one day I opened one of them up, and saw a link to unsubscribe. Well, these seemed like legitimate offers, I was just not interested. So I clicked the link and unregistered my email.
That appears to have validated that I exist. Now I get 3 – 5 of these offers a day. A range of market data and reports on:
- Heavy Industry
- Mining Technology
- Minerals Extraction
- Petroleum engineering
- Photovoltaic production
- LED for Lighting applications
- Photovoltaic installers
I think you can see the trend. Alas, I am afraid to try to opt out again. The signal to noise ratio in my inbox is trashed.
Sigh. Scummy, semi-legitimate spammers.