Is the market of email adverts (spams) growing in MRU?
Unless you keep your email address really secret, you have surely received spam emails during your life… btw, who doesn’t get spam mails? But since quite a long time, Mauritius is getting its own spam advertising companies which keep mailing you about products and services, which you don’t give a damn for!
One of them has been operating in the island since months or years and very recently, I read that another company joined into the business which many of us hate.
And you know what? Both of the companies referred in this post do mention the law that allows them to send those commercial emails!
Yes, there is a law (The CAN-SPAM Act) which allows them to send those mails as long as they
- Don’t use false or misleading header information
- Don’t use deceptive subject lines.
- Identify the message as an ad.
- Tell recipients where you’re located
- Tell recipients how to opt out of receiving future email from you
- Honor opt-out requests promptly
In fact, this activity is referred as “Sending Targeted Mail – Not Spam”.
How they get your email address? This remains a complete mystery…
Let me tell you a small story which took place a few weeks ago.
“You have got a new mail!”
I opened my inbox and found out that Xkcom has sent me an advert email. I was really fed up deleting its mail since some time. Even marked as spam, it happened to get into the inbox for some reasons!
I clicked on the link to unsubscribe, you know, the thing which never worked! I wonder why it is still there!
And some time back, I even sent him a mail to his add [email protected] to ask him to stop sending his BS mails, in vain.
So, this time, I decided to call him up! Yes, I called him up and told him what I think about his system, especially those unsubscribe things which do not work!
Anyway, it still did not work for this company but however I stopped receiving targeted mails from the other company when I unsubscribed myself!
Fortunately, all of them now go directly to spam!
Now, what about you? Are you in their targeted lists and do you really bother about reading those mails?