Cédric [site gone] posted some interesting thoughts about whether or not to unsubscribe from spam.
Cédric advocates that unsubscribing has become less a trap than it used to be, basically because spammers are better off collecting new masses of addresses than preventing their mailers to automatically unsubsribe people who'll never buy from them anyway. And also, because there are legal risks in spamming twice someone who asked to be removed.
Cédric also says:
Another thing I can see coming in the near future is that these "do not spam" lists will one day be forced to be shared among spammers. In other words, any "do not spam" list you are a member of right now might end up in having your email address removed from others as well.
=> Well actually... this is precisely the point: some day spammers will have to share their "do not spam" lists...
Oh... actually they do it already! It's just that they do not share, they resell... and they donto not call them "do not spam" addresses, they call them "qualified" addresses!
The buyer can spam you without worrying too much... after all you haven't yet asked to be removed from this one!
The problem with spammers is that they are dumb and smart at the same time!
Comments from long ago:
Comment from: fplanque: IT Trends Blog
Unsubscribring from spam STILL NOT ;)Following up on wether or not to unsubscribe from spam, Cédric adds some clarifications:
I am talking about the particular case of a spam email that defeated my filters and ended up in my Inbox. This is the one I want to get rid of. I don’t c…