Getting List Spam To Go With Your Friend Spam

from the just-'cause-you-know-me,-doesn't-mean-you-can-spam-me dept

This has been happening way too often lately. While "friend spam" is all too common, where a friend starts spamming you with annoying forwards, now people are complaining about "list spam" where people you meet put you on various mailing lists without your permission. Why is it that people simply assume you want to be on some sort of mailing list? Point them to the sign up and let them make the decision.

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    tra1a1a, 23 Mar 2005 @ 11:36pm

    Re: double opt-in

    We have to be afraid though from lists that are not reasonable - once you give your email there and you find yourself in an awful lot of spammers' lists. And if you have friends who are doing you the favour and putting your email in such a list...

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