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    Windows IT Pro security survey

    Hopefully, this is the correct forum for this.

    Has anyone else had an email about a Windows IT Pro security survey. As the email address includes 'penton' in it I assume that it's because they have my email address from the lounge.

    I clicked on the link but cancelled when the first question asked how many staff my organisation has. As I'm retired, and there was no option '0', I cancelled. I hope we're not going to get any more such emails from Penton owned organisations. I have now unsubscribed.
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    And now one from Data Center World. This one is from pentoninet.
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    I too got an email about Data Center World. It sounds like a convention invitation.

    From: "Data Center World" <datacenterworld@enews.datacenterworld.com>
    Reply-To: "Penton iNET" <pentoninet@inbound.bamboocricket.com>

    The footnote to the email reads:

    Data Center World | Penton | 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor | New York, NY 10036-2708

    I hope this is not what what my subscription to Windows Secrets newsletter is going to lead to.

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    I also got the same email from Data Center World.

    I wonder who "bamboocricket" is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb
    And now one from Data Center World. This one is from pentoninet.
    Hmm... me too.

    Because we know that this event is a "must-attend" for professionals like you
    You're having a laugh, I'm retired.

    Just what I need... spam. Thanks, Penton... I'm not impressed.

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    Gosh, I didn't get any of those, I feel so "left out", NOT

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    Me either! maybe another benefit of not renewing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Me either! maybe another benefit of not renewing?
    I've never had the paid for sub, so I expect you'll get some soon you too lumpy!
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    Surprisingly I got the offer also. Surprising because I haven't received any E-Mail from Penton. There is an Unsubscribe at the bottom if one is actually able to make it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton
    There is an Unsubscribe at the bottom if one is actually able to make it out.
    Both unsubscribed and added to spam filter...

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    I didn't get these either (hurrah!). It may be because I opted out at https://windowssecrets.com/ebook-communications/ several years ago.

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    The one I got went to my Lounge email, not my subscription email.
    Maybe the lounge has been hacked?

    cheers, Paul

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    I've gotten 2 of the Data Center World emails. But not at my subscription email. It went to the email I used for the lounge.

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    Maybe Penton figures that the Lounge is where IT Pros hang out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    Maybe Penton figures that the Lounge is where IT Pros hang out.
    Maybe, and what better way to irritate them than to spam them.

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