E-mail with 407 to's



  • A reasonably large UK company has just sent me an e-mail out, apologising for the delay in replying to my e-mail.

    Which is fine....but I think it's a bulk mail. I think this because 407 people were in the "To:" field on the form.


    What the HELL do you do about this, complain or could you actually do something as I'd say it's very very much breaking data protection laws!



  • The simple answer is to (anonymously) put every address on as many spamlists as you can (bonus points for doing so profitably), and then after the first 100 or so spams, do a reply all asking "has anyone else been deluged by spam since reciiving this?"

    After the torrent of "me too"s (and 300 "pls remove me from this list and send me teh codez" messages), you have damages, and 406 other people willing to join you in a class action lawsuit.

     

    CHA-CHING!!

     

    (Warning: the above is not legal advice, and indeed may not even be legal. I guess that makes it illegal advice.) 



  • @generationgav said:

    What the HELL do you do about this

     

     

    Well what most people normally do it hit REPLY TO ALL then say something like

    PLEASE TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST

    Then someone else replies-to-all and says

    PLEASE DO NOT HIT REPLY TO ALL

    Then someone else replies

    YOU REPLIED TO ALL YOU IDIOT

    etc.

     



  • @medialint said:

    @generationgav said:

    What the HELL do you do about this

     

     

    Well what most people normally do it hit REPLY TO ALL then say something like

    PLEASE TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST

    Then someone else replies-to-all and says

    PLEASE DO NOT HIT REPLY TO ALL

    Then someone else replies

    YOU REPLIED TO ALL YOU IDIOT

    etc.

     

     

    DAMNIT!!! That is what I was going to say. 

    Awesome just the same though. Good one.

    My new suggestion: Start replying to all with copy and pasted propaganda from SpectateSwamp. Use his 'good' posts where he makes startingly NO sense, and yet it feels exactly like a normal marketing campaign for a sane product.



  •  yeah i'd call their outward face people's number, and say how you feel. if that doesn't get a response, leave a message on the VP's voicemail. Be professional about it, and concise. If this happened to me, i'd be liable to jump up anyone's ass in the company that would pick up a phone. It is a huge violation of privacy, and while you'd probably not win anything settlement wise, at least they could reimburse you some other way. I dunno, if it is a bank, a few months of free checking or something, you know?

     Maybe apply for a job as IT security, too. :-D


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