What's the most useless notification you've signed up for? For me it's Quaker oats emails 😊


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HappyTo BeHereTo Profile

I foolishly gave Bath and Body Works my email, when I bought a gift for my daughter.  They sent TONS of ads.  But they taught me a lot.

***Never give your email to a retailer, unless you use their shipping.

***If you search the spam carefully enough, you can find the "Unsubscribe."  Click it!

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Yep. Don't forget you're not registering with a human but with a software program.
So you register, say, [email protected], and then when you give that to a retailer (or any other spammer) you just add a temporary word followed by a period. So you might use "[email protected]". You set the software at spamgourmet to divert any messages to your regular email address and for the period you specify (the default is three days) you will get any emails addressed that way. After that period your address will cease to exist.
HappyTo BeHereTo
HappyTo BeHereTo commented
I love this!
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
@DD got it. Thank you
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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

SEARS ! When I bought my new washer and dryer there, they wanted my e-mail address. It was OK to fill out the warranties but all the constant sales pitches and wanting me to open a credit card with them is just too much. I moved that one to Spam where it belongs.

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Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

Pretty much anything to do with a store. I made an account with Walgreens so my wife could make photo albums as she's very much into pictures and memories. Not a day goes by without some stupid ad beeping from them...

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Danae Hitch answered

What sucks is that while retailers will "encourage" you to give over your email address so you can receive special deals, most will REQUIRE their workers to get as many emails as possible.

They make it part of the job requirements, so if you don't hit their target numbers, you can be reprimanded and eventually fired if you don't get your numbers up. The retailer I worked for would assign people at the exit doors, clipboard in hand, so they could get your email as you were entering or exiting the store.  It doesn't matter which retailer - they're all doing this because they are convinced you'll shop more because of all the spam they send. UGH! Glad I'm not doing that any more!

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