Friday, November 30, 2007

Sys-Con Does it Again

I never subscribed to CFDJ under my own name. I never signed up for a thing on their site (in fact I avoid going there at all costs). To my knowledge, I have never once given anyone there my email. Yet somehow, I got this email yesterday:

Dear Rachel,

Thank you for subscribing to ColdFusion Developer's Journal, published by
SYS-CON Media. ColdFusion Developer's Journal's commitment is to keep, by
email, its subscribers current on products and services from third party
advertisers that might be of interest to them. Each email message will
be preceded by the name of the company offering the product or service,
so that you know the source and purpose of the email before opening it.

If you do not wish to receive these informative emails, please follow
this link {removed} It will not affect your customer status in any manner.

Thank you,

577 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677-8409

Soooo.... not only have they falsely accused me of subscribing to CFDJ, but they're basically notifying me I've been added to their spam list. Great. Now I've got to click a link to be removed, confirming the validity of my email address for their future spam efforts.

I have no idea how they got my email... I hope for their own sake (ok, I really don't care about them all that much) they aren't harvesting emails off of community sites or other questionable sources.


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