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    Pet Peeve - Netiquette

    Is this a pet peeve for anyone else? Don't you hate it when you e-mail someone for some specific purpose like business and without permission, they add you to their mass e-mail list and start sending you e-mails on totally unrelated topics? They have subject titles like "This is so cute - I hope it will put a smile on your face" - and then it's pictures of puppies or something.

    I've had a number of people do this to me lately and I find it very annoying. Normally I would just block them accept you never know if they may need to contact you for something relevant. If you happen to be one of those people who thinks everyone you know needs to be copied when you get e-mailed something you think is funny or interesting... take a tip from me and be sure to ask permission first before you add people to your e-mail list - it's just good manners.

    BTW, this has nothing to do with anyone on TFP - just a rant.
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    Re: Pet Peeve - Netiquette

    The real downside to this is that people send long lists of email addresses out when they do this which makes your address available to spammers.
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    Re: Pet Peeve - Netiquette

    Just as an aside... When sending out email, if you enter email addresses into the Bcc: field then none of the recipients can see or copy them.
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    Re: Pet Peeve - Netiquette

    I got to the point where I have three email accounts.

    1. For my family and things related to large corporations and my accounts (I make sure I check the do not send extra
    information fields when I sign-up)

    2. Was my old core email, but now its for everyone not in item #1

    3. One for all the garbage stuff for when you want access to a site or some information and they require an email for membership. TFP got my core account, please dont spam me now!!



    Maybe only once a week do I get garbage now in my core account. When I do my spam filter takes care of it for future. If it was me I would do what I did and make a new core account and give that out to only your immediate circle and can still check in from time to time with your old one.
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    Re: Pet Peeve - Netiquette

    Me too...three accounts. One general, one family and one that was from my political days. That is the one that I get the most junk in, and I can't believe people still don't know to BCC to mass emails. Of course my political email address book didn't get to the size it did, without the assistance of these folk....
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    Re: Pet Peeve - Netiquette

    Yeah, privacy is a whole different issue. Even when they use the bcc function, it still ticks me off that they use a professional contact for personal use - especially for junk mail!
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    Re: Pet Peeve - Netiquette

    You should check out mailinator.com It's a free mail site that simply accepts mail to any name, and allows it to be seen via web page for anyone requesting it. It gives new utility to "throwaway email account".
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    Re: Pet Peeve - Netiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Me too...three accounts. One general, one family and one that was from my political days. That is the one that I get the most junk in, and I can't believe people still don't know to BCC to mass emails. Of course my political email address book didn't get to the size it did, without the assistance of these folk....
    Political days? You're not one of those rough and tumble Chicago ward bosses, are you?
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