It Turns Out Plenty Of People Reply To DoNotReply.com

from the reading-comprehension-skills dept

It's always amusing when errant emails get sent around. For example, we still get plenty of emails every day from people angry at Amazon.com for the way Amazon signs people up for their Amazon Prime program (the way it's billed on credit cards, we're the first Google search on the name, and people who don't read, somehow think that we, at Techdirt, billed them). Slashdot points us to an amusing article about the guy who owns DoNotReply.com, which is now set up as a blog highlighting some of the more ridiculous emails he gets. The reason he gets so many emails is many systems just put "donotreply" in the "from" field, and people still reply -- and it all goes to this guy. Most interesting is that he's given up explaining this to people (except in a few exceptional cases), because they tend to just get angry at him.

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  1. identicon
    Anne, 26 Mar 2008 @ 7:18pm

    Amazon Prime? It's not rocket science

    I'm puzzled as to the problems with the Amazon Prime free trial membership. Mine is set to expire in two days, and it wasn't a complicated thing to set the option to 'do not auto renew.'

    In fact, here's the text copied from my Amazon buyer page:

    Your membership is set to not upgrade automatically. To continue receiving Amazon Prime benefits without interruption, please click "Upgrade automatically" below.
    Your trial membership will not upgrade to a full membership automatically on March 28, 2008.

    This is not difficult. It might be nice if Amazon sent out a reminder email, warning me that my free trial membership was about to expire.

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