My INbox is being taken over by websites and newsletters that I apparently signed up for. Gone are the days that you can just quietly go to a website to browse for a pair of shoes without having to first give them your personal & e-mail information. You don’t really want to, but you really need to see those shoes so you do it anyway…..only to find out they no longer have the shoes you want and then from thereon in and every single day since, you’re being bombarded by e-mails from them. Aaarrggg!
Yes, I know you can delete them (easy) and also unsubscribe (sometimes easier said than done) but still…it’s annoying. Okay, I know you’re getting this information from a blog that you may have subscribed to, but that’s because you really wanted to……right? And you know that it comes on a daily basis (I hope).
Moving right along (quickly so you don’t do something rash like hit the ‘unsubscribe’ button) it’s normal for people to want to pass information along. This is the information age after all where everything is available at the click of a button. But that doesn’t mean that we have to put up with the dailies for the rest of our lives….does it? We should be able to pick and choose and also people should let you know how often they’ll be sending the information don’t you think?
Better when it’s made clear. For instance I get the goop newsletter which I’m aware comes into my Inbox every Thursday and I look forward to that. Also one from another blog I signed up for which doesn’t come as much as I’d like but I do check the blog website on a daily basis.
Other than that; no I’m not in favor of being bombarded any more than I need to. So yes, I get tons of daily correspondence from sales websites I’ve wanted to check out but they make you sign in first with an e-mail address and then overload you.
maybe it would be best to give them a garbage e-mail address specifically for this purpose?
*As of July 1st 2014, an anti-spam legislation will take effect in Canada. Now companies must get your consent to keep sending information. Prayers answered!