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    Unsubscribed email

    I have been receiving unwanted emails from 2 websites, both of which I have sent in unsubscribe preferences. My use of one site (golfnow.com) has gone down over time and I unsubscribed from all of their emails over a month ago. Problem is I am still receiving emails. I have contacted a live human being twice, and was told that they were looking into it. What I learned was that they see me as unsubscribed and can't figure out why I would still be receiving the emails.
    The second site (AARP <member@email.aarp.org>) is ignoring my unsubscribe as well, although I have not physically contacted them yet.


    If something doesn't change is there a website that I can turn to for help with this. I don't wish to add them to the Outlook.com Blocked List but suppose I could if necessary.
    Thanks John
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    I don't wish to add them to the Outlook.com Blocked List but suppose I could if necessary.
    Why not? That is what the feature is for. You could Unblock them later if things change.

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    Well, for one, there are certain items that come through AARP that I do need and want to see, and those items I have left "subscribed". To completely block AARP would be more of a hindrance than it would be helpful. Believe it or not, but Outlook.com does a da#$ good job of blocking. Sometimes almost too good.
    Thanks John
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    Also, many many entities buy/sell/borrow lists one from & to another. Your name and email address can be added again and again and again [cue FDR].
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    I mark that sort of mail as junk and regularly check my junk mail.

    cheers, Paul

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    A large multinational publisher of magazines in the UK has systematically ignored my repeated requests to unsubscribe, and continues to send a monthly eMail.

    I have written to them to say that, if they continue, I shall invoice them GBP 25.00 for each mail received, and enforce payment through the Small Claims Court. Should I be granted a judgment by the Court, and this be ignored, I shall instruct bailiffs to seize goods from their premises to the value of the judgment.

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    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFleming View Post
    A large multinational publisher of magazines in the UK has systematically ignored my repeated requests to unsubscribe, and continues to send a monthly eMail.

    I have written to them to say that, if they continue, I shall invoice them GBP 25.00 for each mail received, and enforce payment through the Small Claims Court. Should I be granted a judgment by the Court, and this be ignored, I shall instruct bailiffs to seize goods from their premises to the value of the judgment.

    I shall be happy to report progress and success through this column!
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    The said multinational publisher of magazines had the grace to admit - with commendable candour - that their "unsubscribe" procedures seemed all to have failed, simultaneously. The "unsubscribe" button was not working, my eMails to their Privacy Policy administrators were all finishing up in a black hole.

    My threat to invoice them may have got their attention. We shall see!

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    I started forwarding all of the emails from golfnow.com, right to their customer service depth. customerservice@golfnow.com Boy did that work....LOL mail free in less than24 hours
    Still working on AARP though theirs has slowed somewhat too
    Thanks John
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