Tag: opt-out

Don’t opt-out of spam?

Yesterday, Laura Atkins wrote a blog post which suggests that unsubscribing from spam doesn’t result in receiving more spam ​(Atkins 2013)​. I know that this is a project that she’s been working on for at least a month, and I don’t have any reason to doubt her results. Additionally, she links to ​(Magill 2013)​, ​(Pogue 2013)​,… Read More

Why an opt-out opt-in doesn’t really work

I recently heard from some friends about Penton Media sending an email asking people to subscribe to get third-party email.  They didn’t like being required to opt-out to avoid getting email that wasn’t requested in the first place, even if there had been a warning given that the email was coming. Apparently, Spamhaus agreed with… Read More

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