I recently signed up to a newsletter offered by a venue in London to keep abreast of their events lest any of them would be worth adding to my listings guide.

Alas, they were one of those organisations who seem to think that if you are interested in latest events news, then you must be interested in absolutely every single thing they have to say about themselves. Umm, nope!

Having already once clicked on the unsubscribe link for that specific newsletter and continued to receive emails, I finally decided today to click on the “unsubscribe from everything” button. The process was simple, a quick click of the mouse and a confirmation on a website and away I went.

I few moments later, a confirmation email arrived, with the dire and threatening note that:

We have added you to our “blacklist”, which means that our newsletter system will refuse to send you any other email, without manual intervention by our administrator.

They’ve blacklisted me?

Any further attempt I may undertake to resubscribe to their newsletter in the future (should I forget how their system works) will be denied as I dared to indicate disinterest in their service at some point in the past.

I know they presumably intended to reassure me that I wouldn’t accidentally receive any more emails, but it ended up sounding more like a threatening message.

What a way to end a relationship.


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  1. Are you going to name and shame?

  2. Dan says:

    Perhaps they know something about you that you don’t?

    • IanVisits says:

      Considering how dire my memory is at times, that really wouldn’t surprise me.

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