1. Welcome to DNTrade. If you want to find out about the latest domain name industry news or talk, share, learn, buy, sell, trade or develop domain names - then you've come to the right place. It's a diverse and active community, with domain investors, web developers and online marketers - and it's free! Click here to join now.
    Dismiss Notice

email database honesty

Discussion in 'Social Media & Networking' started by findtim, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. findtim

    findtim Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,341
    Likes Received:
    1,509
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    [ this was not a dnt member ]

    i got an email this afternoon promoting a new business, i know EXACTLY where they got my email address as its the only email i get with this particular typo in my business name, i never signed up for the newsletter but i haven't unsubscribed as it gives me some local news in a place i have clients.

    but today i get an email promoting this other business, i haven't signed up to that either but now i think this guy is selling off my email address? and others ?

    yes we all get spam but this is an australian business that STATES they won't share your email address !

    SO, i ring the guy, and i let him know how i feel as i don't want him to think he can sell off my email address ( yes anyone can get my email address but its the fact he gave it away that pissed me off ) , his reply was " i didn't give it away , that is my wifes new business" , so i told him i'm not sure but i think you broke some laws here today? and his reply was that he would happily remove me from the database inwhich i said NO remove everyone !

    yes we all want to build a database of email addresses but IF you are going to put onto a website that you will not give/sell/share someones email then bloody well do it.

    the thing is he still doesn't know my email address so if i get another one he is dead in the water, he lives in a town i know very well with MANY clients, he's on the council so that will be fun, people just have to realise you need to act responsibly in business. We all have our faults, god knows i have loadsssss but if you say somethign then do it ( seems to be my theme for today )

    http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD..PC/pc=PC_310294

    tim
     
  2. FirstPageResults

    FirstPageResults Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    105
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    Good on you for calling Tim! Unfortunately the anti spam laws are a fair joke

    A more legitimate way is for business A to send out a promotion for business B and offer an incentive for people to signup to business B's list. That way you can maintain a quality list
     
  3. findtim

    findtim Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,341
    Likes Received:
    1,509
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    YEP, thats what i told him, he's a well known website in the area so i thought he'd have more brains? but i can tell you i don't think he got much sleep last night after i phoned him, i rang a mate who's on his email list and he told me he got the new email also and my mate said " maybe i'll ring him in the morning...... " anyway, one small step for mankind LOL

    tim
     
  4. bradderick

    bradderick Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Tim,

    That has happened to me before. Glad you said something to him.

    It also happens to my staff, except usually via snail mail. Then once your name and address are out in the wild....well all kinds of offers start floating through.

    Cheers,

    Brad