View Full Version : Opt Out Links In E-mails

January 30th, 2006, 7:00pm
Of course since I started sweeping, I've gotten ALOT more spam. Most have those opt out links at the bottom, but...My son's father who used to be a computer tech nerd told me once never to do it (this is over 3 years ago). He said all it does is feed your e-mail addy to other spam sites. Does anyone know if this is true? If not the opt out option, then how else am I going to somehow eliminate some inevitable junk mail? (I always opt out on the sweepstakes form when I can)
Anyone know?
Thanks a bunch!

January 30th, 2006, 7:05pm
You shouldn't having any trouble opting out of newsletters from reputable organizations (and in those cases, I wouldn't consider them "spam"). But if you're getting stuff like porno or mortgage spam, don't bother trying to unsubscribe because yes, it will put you on a zillion more lists.

January 30th, 2006, 7:37pm
Yeah, the real spam (all those e-mails for cheap meds, stock tips, porn sites, etc.) is going to sell your address as "a live one" if you try to unsubscribe. But department stores and large company's newsletters and promotiion e-mails are generally safe to unsubscribe from. Granted, you'll probably get signed up again every time you enter another one of their contests!