Oh look everybody "Huge" has *plonked* me.
Oh the shame, how could you do such a thing, life just isn't worth it if
"Huge" isn't reading my posts.
Like anyone's bothered!
Read my lips "get a life" plonker.
therefore not be afforded the new protection.
Screwfix have an interesting interpretation of the legislation here. It is
true that the legislation is mainly aimed at private email and that
companies won't be allowed to email individuals unless they have opted in.
Business email addresses can be contacted as long as the email is related to
the business that has already taken place between the two parties and a
specific opt-in is not required, but only if those businesses were given an
opt-out option when their details were first collected and chose not to opt
Well, I have a work email address and a private email address. When I leave
this company, I lose my work email address but keep the private email
address. Quite a clear differentiation between them in that respect -
though I agree, from Screwfix's point of view, all email addresses are
possibly business as they are customers and have a business relationship.
Also, knowing automatically which email address is private and which is
business isn't generally possible (can't assume .co.uk is just business). I
suspect there will be a new box to tick on signup forms "Is this a business
Er, yes, but no possible way to differentiate by looking at the
address. How are senders of unsolicited mail supposed to find out
whether an address is a 'business' address or an 'individual' address?
Not to mention that I'm not convinced that a your work E-mail address
is necessarily a business E-Mail address, if it's something like
' firstname.lastname@example.org' then it's still an individual being
addressed, apparently. Similarly I might perfectly well decide that
my personal/individual address is going to be email@example.com, is
that an individual address or a business addres?
If the company peronsalises the emails
they send and includes that company name in the email (something like, Hi
Fred, As one of our valued customers we thought Bloggs Industries would love
to hear about...) then they would appear to be trying to ensure that they
only reach legitimate business customers.
The Boulder Pledge doesn't say "I won't buy anything from a spammer",
but rather "I won't buy anything advertised in spam". Of course,
you're perfectly at liberty to create and implement your own stricter
pledge (the Gloucester Pledge, perhaps?), but it won't be the Boulder
Good grief man. Hit the delete key and get on with your life for
I get over 120 spams a day - yes it's annoying but spam filter puts it
in a spam folder and it's deleted.
I'm sure they had a great laugh when they got your invoice!
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