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grabbing someones database list

Discussion in 'Resources & Success Stories' started by findtim, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. acheeva

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    " honey... you know that holiday house in byron bay you always wanted ! well we just got it"

    The only problem is that it is part of the beach today!

    Sorry; off topic
     
  2. FirstPageResults

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    While we're on the subject of spam, it's worth noting that ACMA recently warned McDonald's for sending spam via a 'send to a friend' function on their website.

    Via The Australian
     
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  3. findtim

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    "The Spam Act states it is illegal to send, or cause to be sent, unsolicited commercial electronic messages."

    we are still on subject as the reason for a database is to make contact.

    "unsolicited" is the big word for me in that sentence, there must be 1000's of businesses ignoring that right now even 10 years on from the 2003 act.

    i get an email every week from ballina tourism, why ???? i've never gone near them, now the answer will be i did something and in small writing it said something like "i give approval................. etc"

    but if i was to contact them and ask how they got my email address they wouldn't be able to tell me. The RSL has my email address, maybe they gave it to them?

    so also how can i prove i in no way gave my email address to them? thus its not unsolicited but both of us can't prove either way.

    tim
     
  4. johno69

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    When registering for something i'm unsure about I tend to use a catch all email setup and use theirwebsite@mydomain as the email.

    Pretty easy to see who shares your email then.
     
  5. Ash

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    I think you can achieve similar with gmail by adding theirwebsite.yourusername@gmail.com

     
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  6. AnthonyP

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    Thanks for confirming Anthony.
     
  9. findtim

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    nice idea, i've mostly done mispellings when i think its dodgy but that is a far easier solution.

    tim
     
  10. CyberClick

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    Sorry to weigh in on this one late, but the Australian Spam act is not only ineffective, but downright damaging to local businesses.

    While we all abide by the rules and don't send promotional emails, I literally get dozens of unsolicited emails daily from overseas suppliers and competitors.

    I spoke with the relevant authority and was advised that all they do in response, is send the overseas spammer an email referring them to the spam act. Lucky we're the lucky country, because we're certainly not the clever one!
     
  11. hydie

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  12. hydie

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