Did You Ever Wonder If There Was A Global UnSubscribe Spam List?

If you’ve ever wondered if there was a way to globally unsubscribe to spammers and spam list, you’re out of luck. There is no such thing.  I was researching this topic today and found a fairly authoritative answer at SpamHaus (SpamHaus is one of the “Big-Guns” working to reduce email spam) .  

SpamHaus points out a number of so-called “spam removal” services being run by seemingly would-be do-gooders are, in fact, SPAM or Email Collectors themselves.  They state that “Any system that wants money in exchange for removing your address from a spammer’s list is a scam”.   ~Seems logical to me.

The biggest con of them all seems to be the Direct Marketing Associations “spam opt-out service”.  SpamHaus states that the very mission of the group is to “advance the interest of junk-email senders.”  They go on to state that some sites literally “spray” hundreds of millions of emails out per day.

What about sending a “Remove Me” from your list” back to the spammers?  Unless you are SURE that you are receiving a legitimate email from someone YOU DID subscribe to (E.G. JC Penney, Buy.com, FTD, etc.).  NEVER unsubscribe to a would-be spammer.  It only confirms your email address a working, legitimate, valid address.  By sending the “Remove Me”, you are actually setting yourself up for even more unwanted emails.

To read the article I found from SmapHaus about remove lists, click here:
http://www.spamhaus.org/removelists.html

To read about more about sending a “Remove Request” back to a potential Spammer, click here:
http://www.spamhaus.org/removeisformugs.html

Best wishes for a SPAM free Summer!

             Dr. Joseph M. Pisano Ph.D.

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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