Complaint - Spam Spreaders! - Online music/CD club

Review by RexOKC on 2007-09-30
In an effort to combat the amount of spam flooding my inbox, which suddenly seems to be increasing exponentially, I recently decided to create specific "disposable" email addresses for each of the merchants with whom I regularly do business, to help me determine which of them might be sharing my information with unwanted outside parties. Within just a few days, I received one of those sleazy and obnoxious "enlarge your penis" ads delivered to the new address I had specifically created for YOURMUSIC.COM, which I had provided to no one else BUT them. Since I had just created this new address and changed it on my profile a few days earlier, I can therefore only assume that they are also responsible for much of the garbage being delivered to my PRIMARY address which I had originally provided them, that prompted me to take this step in the first place.

When I share my email address with ANY online vendor, it is for the sole purpose of allowing them to communicate with me concerning orders I have placed or to service my account, and I always choose NOT to receive any additional communication or to have my information shared with other "partners" whenever that option is provided. Therefore, I certainly do not appreciate having my private information shared with and/or sold to other parties without my knowledge or consent, particularly ones of such an obviously dubious nature!

So, for everyone who hates spam as much as I do (and who doesn't?) I just wanted to make you aware that YOURMUSIC.COM is one of the culprits helping to spread it. And if your Internet service or email provider also allows you to create these identifiable and "disposable" addresses, I would highly recommend doing so. It's a great way to determine who is responsible for all the unwanted junk in your inbox, and to take the appropriate action. I only wish I would have done it sooner!
Comments:1 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-09-30
Posted by S on 2007-09-30:
I would doublecheck your subscription settings (see below). I've signed up on sites before where I specifically unchecked that box... something goes wrong with my registration and I'm sent back to correct it... only this time that darn little "spam me" checkbox gets "re-checked" somehow and I don't notice it... go figure.

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