So, yesterday, I decided to strike back. I took the time to go to the bottom of many of the email ads and group messages, ferret out the unsubscribe links, open up the extra screen, and told them all to go away in whatever way was necessary. It was surprisingly satisfying. I highly recommend the exercise. It felt like freedom, yes it did.
One political organization was entirely clueless of my intent in this process. They sent me another email asking me to reconsider my unsubscribe. I guarantee that is one organization, all though they do good work, that will never be allowed back into my email. Guys, really, when someone unsubscribes, LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!
I hear there are now email programs you can get that will manage the email torrent, organizing it into stuff you want to see and stuff to delete. Frankly, I get a certain vindictive little satisfaction out of digging up that unsubscribe link and ending it all that way.
Oh, yes, and organizations, really, when I decided to unsubscribe to you, I really mean it ... and no, I don't want to take a survey to find out why I wanted to leave. If you have to ask ...