Wondering where did that thought came from?
Well, it had always been in my mind, but this thing just amplified that annoyance to a 100 times.
FYI, all these mails in just 1 week. No kidding, they are sending me like 50 spam mails everyday! And now that if I wonder, lately there had been numerous things that are actually destroying internet. Although, this post isn’t about those. Spams is what I’ll be focusing in this post. Hmm… So lets see what these guys are sending.
Almost every mail is an advertisement for a company and I repeat the same mail for 5-10 times a day. There is no doubt sender of all these mails are same, in fact I don’t even remember signing up to any such campaign, I mean why would I? My email was surely sold to these guys by some other firm which somehow managed to get my email. Honestly speaking, I am very cautious about my contact privacy. I never provide my email to any untrusted party, and if situation is worse then prefer to use any temporary mail service. But still I can’t believe I someone somehow managed to get it and sell it. Also, situation wasn’t this worse few months ago, when I was receiving only 5-6 spams per week by this same company. It was when I decided to use that unsubscribe button on their email. It had worked sometime in the past, I just thought simply clicking this might stop this tiny spam.
BACKSTORY: I once applied for an internship. Although I didn’t get it but later they were spamming me because I had provided them my email. It was like 5-6 spam mails later that I decided to reply to that spam mail. I decided to reply because I knew the email from which spam was coming belonged to some specific guy at that workplace. So, I clearly mentioned him that I came into your circle because of internship, and since I had already been turned down now I am of no use to you, so kindly remove me with your sender’s list. I received an apology and that was their last mail.
Their unsubscribe process was a little different form usual. This time instead of clicking any link, I had to mail them to stop sending me mails. So, I did that. What a relieving breath I took when I hit that send. And later that day I had some nice cold coffee, checked out YouTube a little, went for a walk, returned home checked my email and now there was no spam. Yes, no spam. Instead, now I was receiving those spams inside my INBOX! And there were tons of them this time.
Yes, somehow I made Gmail believed these mails were not spam anymore, so now I had to train Gmail all over again by marking all these as spams. I managed to shift these back to the spam folder. And here I am now. Facing almost 500 of them in a week.
Talking about these kind of services, I think this is one of the most disgusting service that one can offer, I believe that is the reason why marketing company don’t mention themselves in such kind of services and only the advertisers themselves. No company wants to be hated, so they do it anonymously. I even checked the report abuse section link in the spam mails that I receiving and all I found was an email something like report.as.abuse[at]gmail[dot]com. I mean I can sense it by that email how professional these people are, and I am pretty sure no one over there had even dared to check the inbox of that email.
Now that I have already cleared my second year, and my primary email is flooding with spam, I think its now time to create another email. Although, I am pretty sure I would have kept it if it wasn’t for the spam, they destroyed it. Thing which I am uncertain of is, even if this firm got closed, will these spams stop? Answer is definite no. Why? Because when they’ll be on the verge of shutting down or I block them completely, they’ll be forwarding my emails to some other stupid firm and it will start all over again. And this is how they destroyed my first ever email on internet. To all spammers – *F word goes here*.