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The New Rules of the Road for Email Marketing

Apparently the new rules of the road for email “marketing” (the quotes are not strictly necessary, but I don’t care) is that the people who spit it out can opt you in w/o asking as long as they let you opt out.

I appreciate the opt out, but I don’t appreciate having to process crap emails for lists I did not sign up to be on.

cc licensed flickr photo shared by RaGardner4

Nothing I am losing sleep over or raising blood pressure, just an observation.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. The Report Spam button has become a heavily valued tool in Gmail for me. It’s a combination of concern that opting-out will set myself up for more spam (because I’ve confirmed I’m a real person), and a refusal to give them one iota more of my time than that.

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