LinkedIn needs...


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    ...a profile setting that says, "Do not send me email. Ever. Even if a loved one is in the hospital, I do not want you to send me email. Fucking ever. I don't care about work anniversaries or promotions of people that I never talk to. No email. At all. FOAD."

    I report all of their emails as spam to GMail, I have set filters to send them to trash, I turn off all of their email functions every few months and they keep coming up with new types of mail and new ways to send them to me so that they get past spam filters.



  • @Intercourse said:

    I report all of their emails as spam to GMail,

    Don't do that, you dick.


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    @blakeyrat said:

    Don't do that, you dick.

    LinkedIn is spam.



  • Gmail's spam filter is collective. If you hit the "spam" button on emails you signed up for, then you're ruining it for all the people out there who actually do like LinkedIn emails.

    If you don't want them, set up a mail rule. But by no definition are emails from a website you signed up for considered "spam". You dick.


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    So if I sign up for a website and tell it to not ever fucking send me any fucking emails and turn off every single communication option, and I still get emails several times a week with worthless shit, that is not spam?

    You signed up for Discourse and when myself and a few others had fun @ mentioning you one night, you accused us of spam. You signed up for this site, it sent you emails, you accused us of spam. You are a dick, dick.



  • @Intercourse said:

    So if I sign up for a website and tell it to not ever fucking send me any fucking emails and turn off every single communication option, and I still get emails several times a week with worthless shit, that is not spam?

    Why did you even sign up if you don't want to use it?

    Anyway, obviously you didn't tell it to not send you emails or you wouldn't be getting emails.

    @Intercourse said:

    You signed up for Discourse and when myself and a few others had fun @ mentioning you one night, you accused us of spam.

    Right; that is because you are spamming me. Guess what I didn't do? I didn't tell Gmail that was spam, because that would poison Gmail's spam filter for everybody else. That is called "not being a dick". You should try it sometime.


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    @blakeyrat said:

    Why did you even sign up if you don't want to use it?

    Anyway, obviously you didn't tell it to not send you emails or you wouldn't be getting emails.

    Good fucking question, but I am far from the only person who has had this issue.

    @blakeyrat said:

    You should try it sometime.

    DOESNOTCOMPUTE


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    @blakeyrat said:

    Anyway, obviously you didn't tell it to not send you emails or you wouldn't be getting emails.

    @Intercourse said:

    I am far from the only person who has had this issue.

    I am far from the only person noticing this. What is more troubling is that I have noticed them suggesting a ton of contacts from my address book. And not people who shared my name in their address book. I have had burner addresses for craigslist come up in lists of people I should invite to LinkedIn and other ways I know that they accessed my email contact list, even though I never authorized it.



  • So delete your account and stop using it. Put your money where your mouth is.


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    I think someone's monthly friend is here. At least it means you aren't pregnant?



  • I'm convinced that LinkedIn hacks email accounts by using a form of XSS where they use CSS to restyle the gmail third party auth page to look like a LinkedIn page and then when you login you unknowingly grant access. Of course this is all conspiracy theory paranoia.

    You can always check https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions to ensure there's no illegimate access


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    I had the same thought, although I never thought about it past XSS.

    @delfinom said:

    You can always check https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions to ensure there's no illegimate access

    I removed the permissions a few years ago, and I am certain that I never allowed it in the first place.


  • :belt_onion:

    what good would that do. according to TFA, LinkedIn just uses its users emails to spam those users' address books. He would have to delete everyone who has him listed as a contact to stop the spam.


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    @darkmatter said:

    what good would that do. according to TFA, LinkedIn just uses its users emails to spam those users' address books. He would have to delete everyone who has him listed as a contact to stop the spam.

    But I knew what I was getting in to. I had it coming. I never should have drank so much, or wore suggestive clothing. I must have wanted this to happen.



  • I generally like my LinkedIn emails, not sure what would happen if I tried to prevent them.

    Sounds like they are playing in the grey zone because they can. Reporting the big guy as spam probably has zero effect. As long as there are shitton of people who would cry out if google blocked their linked-in emails, Linked-In will keep getting away with it.


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    @Intercourse said:

    But I knew what I was getting in to. I had it coming. I never should have drank so much, or wore suggestive clothing. I must have wanted this to happen.

    Where's @boomzilla to say it, when you need him to?

    (since I don't want to say the two little words that come to mind since that's something that needs to end)



  • LinkedIn == RAPE CULTURE


  • I survived the hour long Uno hand

    I have to comb through my spam folder now because fucktards like @Intercourse keep marking emails they signed up for as spam. I still get viagra spam, but half my newsletters and ads for things I want going on sale get spam-trapped now.


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    Tell me how you really feel. :smile:

    If companies respect the relationship, people do not mark them as spam. LinkedIn gets lumped in that bucket because they just keep sending shit that no one wants to read. They are the only ones I can recall doing that to.

    I would be willing to wager that a lot of that email ends up there because the server is not registered correctly and they send improperly formatted emails that set off the normal spam filters. LinkedIn IS spam.



  • Same here, it's really starting to piss me off. Gmail already has a different button for "get rid of this, but it's not spam", fucking USE IT.



  • THEN (I repeat) WHY ARE YOU A CUSTOMER OF THEIRS!!!!!

    If you don't want emails from them, delete your account and stop being a dick to everybody else.

    "Oh man this company I hate it so much so much hate hate hate hate spam hate much hate... but I'm going to sign up for an account!!!"


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    I subscribe to the @blakeyrat school of "Bitching about everything, but not fucking doing anything about it."



  • I never do that.


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    If DiscoSearch did not suck, I am sure I could pull a dozen examples in pretty short order.



  • Ok well in the meantime stop being a dick by marking legit emails as spam.


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    I am going to start marking Steam and Humble Bundle emails as spam, just for you.


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    @delfinom said:

    I'm convinced that LinkedIn hacks email accounts by using a form of XSS where they use CSS to restyle the gmail third party auth page to look like a LinkedIn page and then when you login you unknowingly grant access. Of course this is all conspiracy theory paranoia.

    Go to:

    https://www.linkedin.com/people/contacts?sortAction=lastName&showInvited=true&membersOnly=false&trk=ac-manage-contacts

    From there, you can delete all imported contacts. Now, whether or not that actually does anything or it is a placebo function, I have no idea.



  • I have a separate spam gmail account for sites like this. It's linked on my phone, but I receive zero notifications for it. So I can check the emails that I receive, but I'm never bothered by them.


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    So @blakeyrat feels better, I deleted my LinkedIn account due to their spamming me.

    I have a spam email account also and had I known what LinkedIn would morph in to when I joined, I would have used it. They did not do this crap when they first started out though, and I had received some good business from there initially. Now it is just crap. Unadulterated crap.

    BTW, I dug a little further and quite a few people think that they harvested address books from their mobile apps.



  • Thank you, I do feel better.


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    Anyone ever tell you that you are a persnickety bastard? I bet you yell at kids to get off your lawn?



  • Has anyone here ever benefited from having a LinkedIn account? I have one, thought I admittedly haven't worked at growing my network. Once I got an email from a recruiter type looking for some sort of junior java people.



  • @boomzilla said:

    Has anyone here ever benefited from having a LinkedIn account? I have one, thought I admittedly haven't worked at growing my network. Once I got an email from a recruiter type looking for some sort of junior java people.

    It was how I landed my current gig.


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    Years ago I did. I picked up a few jobs that made decent money. I have not been on there except in passing for several years. I can't recall being on there for any reason other than to accept connections from others.

    My wife is in HR/Recruiting and even her opinion is that the website/service is relatively useless.



  • @chubertdev said:

    It was how I landed my current gig.

    Did they contact you directly or what? I'm happily insulated from any sort of hiring process (and haven't looked for a job in over a decade).



  • No, it was through a recruiter.


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    @boomzilla said:

    Has anyone here ever benefited from having a LinkedIn account?

    Not massively, but I have got a few sensible recruiters linked.


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    I think that's cargo cult bitching, not @blakeyrat's style of reasonable complaining.



  • @PJH said:

    Not massively, but I have got a few sensible recruiters linked.

    I've been collecting cow-orkers over the years, several of whom have moved on. I figure that if I ever want to go somewhere else, I can start pinging them. Kind of like facebook for work...people you don't really want / need to talk to all the time, but you have a way to keep in touch.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @boomzilla said:

    I've been collecting cow-orkers over the years, several of whom have moved on.

    Oh, that too...


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    LinkedIn is still sending me emails, so they are going to continue being reported as spam.



  • I did go through my spam folder on my main account yesterday, and found quite a few emails from legit sites (Photobucket, NHL, Twitter, etc).

    I marked them as not spam, and unsubscribed from most of them. Definitely the right way to do it, if you can. Sucks that LinkedIn is Doing It Wrong™.


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    Yeah, I honestly never do it for "legitimate" emails. I usually hit the unsubscribe button and that takes care of it.

    The shitty part is, they know this is an issue. When I deleted my account it asked for a reason why and one of the boxes was "I am getting too much email". Now I am still getting email, so I would definitely call it spam. I also set yet another filter to automatically delete all of their emails, but I only give that a month before they switch it up enough to get around filters again. I cannot just do a wildcard on "linkedin" either, because then it would dump anyone who has put a link to their LinkedIn profile in their email signature, which is a lot of people.

    Side note: Am I the only person who thinks that email signatures have gotten out of control? Mine is simple, just a few lines: name, email address, phone number, website link. I have people I correspond with that have half page signatures.



  • I don't even have a signature.......you already have my contact info, it's my email address. If I want you to have any other contact method, I'll include it in the body of the email.



  • @chubertdev said:

    I don't even have a signature

    I've only got one on my work account because company policy mandates a specific signature. Which I guess makes sense from a branding perspective, but seems silly as I basically only email with people inside the company.



  • Our corporate email signature template includes the user's email address. I've never figured that one out.



  • @loopback0 said:

    Our corporate email signature template includes the user's email address. I've never figured that one out.

    Some email clients wipe out the actual email addresses when something is forwarded and you only see the display name. Otherwise...who knows.

    My gmail account has my name at the bottom. I don't have a sig at work. Sometimes I "sign" my name at the bottom.



  • I don't have one signature; I have about four, but they are all typed by hand each time, because they depend on the context. They are, in their entirety:

    • My full name
    • Sincerely,
      My full name
    • My first name
    • Love,
      Dad

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    @boomzilla said:

    Some email clients wipe out the actual email addresses when something is forwarded and you only see the display name. Otherwise...who knows.

    Exactly. If I email someone and they forward it along to someone else for them to contact me, it might strip out my email address and only show my name. Having it in there makes that easier.



  • I prefer it that way...I'd rather not have my address sent around.


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