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  •  Actually, it IS. (10+ / 0-)

    A reputable organization or company will respect the unsub request and not mail you again.  Most nonprofits follow standard practices in this area and will not re-add you.

    Save the "this is spam" clicks for dis-reputable organizations that you NEVER gave your permission/subscribed to.  (Many political candidates on both sides unfortunately fall into this group ... they seem to think it's OK to just email a bunch of people that never subscribed to their list.  FAIL.)

    When the level of spam clicks reaches about .1% to .3%, ISPs begin to block or send to spam EVERYTHING coming from that IP address and/or domain.  It's a brutal ecology but generally it works and bad actors get weeded out.

    So, if you like an organization, have interacted with them in the past, but now just don't want to get their emails...please respect their processes and use the unsub link.  Save the "this is spam" clicks for the true spammers.  

    (I happen to know these things because I handle deliverability for a 3-million-plus email list.)

    All the children of your children's children, do you ever think what they're going to find? Make tomorrow, today...

    by willy mugobeer on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 06:27:48 AM PST

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    •  However many political organizations are not like (1+ / 0-)
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      that and will resubscribe you from other organization's lists so you sign one petition and you will end up getting resubscribed to hundreds of organizations that you have already unsubscribed from.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 07:55:14 AM PST

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