I have been cleaning house lately–by which I mean, deleting email subscriptions.
The default email that I use every time you need to provide an address was exploding on a daily basis with mail I have no interest in and will never get to. The bunches of spam were clogging the occasional important stuff, so I decided to purge.

After a couple of weeks of delete-delete-delete, I’m down to a handful of subscriptions that I actually need/read/use. You know, Kohl’s, Michael’s, Ebates
Basically, if you ain’t saving me money, I ain’t interested, lol.

What’s SO FUNNY to me are the “subscriptions” I KNOW I NEVER subscribed to.
These particular emails ALL have the EXACT same removal form.
(which I don’t for a minute believe is removing)
The reason it’s SO FUNNY, is because for every generic Cruise Line, Home Insurance Company, and Internet Provider spam-mail I delete, I then receive Toe Fungus, Power Wheel Chair, and FREE CASH emails.

And for every Toe Fungus, Power Wheel Chair, and FREE CASH emails I unsubscribe from, I get Dating Sites, Investment Advice, and Incontinence offers.
(No thanks, I’d prefer not to have incontinence.)

It’s been kind of fun seeing what the spam gods will deliver each day.
Most recently–
Foreign Beauties! Single? Looking for a Date? CLICK HERE.
$20 Homes in YOUR AREA!
Conceal Carry, Discover a Loophole for US Residents

As interesting as this experience has been, I’ve stopped “unsubscribing”. Obviously, it only engages them further.
Instead I just mark them as spam and hope my email box gets into the habit of recognizing and hiding these unscrupulous offers.

What’s the most interesting email you’ve received–unsolicited?
How did you handle it?

And for the love of all things sacred, what comes after International wife-buying, squatter properties, and illicit gun-toting?!
(Be assured, I will let you know…)

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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3 Responses to Unsubscribed!

  1. Mary Beth Maas says:

    I got many of the same spam emails as you did. I also got Ashley Madison asking me how many men I wanted to meet in secret. The funniest were women looking for men, why would I get those?

  2. windhoverblue@icloud.com says:

    Yup, unsubscribing is like playing whack-a-mole seven days a week. For every one I knock out, two or three more pop up.

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