[Mailman-Users] Feature Request: Selective Mass Subscription

Jason Pruim japruim at raoset.com
Fri Jul 11 16:45:50 CEST 2008

On Jul 10, 2008, at 7:06 PM, Cyndi Norwitz wrote:
> It's a bit more work to get rid of junk mail but, again, the law  
> says you
> have to be removed from their list if you ask.  And there are some  
> places
> to sign up to opt out of receiving mass mailings.

The problem with this, is the fact that you can purchase mailing lists  
that were assembled out of publicly available data, which then pulls  
you out of any of the individual companies do not mail lists...

I have worked with the USPS in the direct mail industry for the past  
13 years. Also, another issue is what is called a saturation mailing  
where you would hit every house on a given postal route. A good share  
of the time they do those types of mailings it just gets sent to  
"Postal Customer" or "Current Resident" no actual names included in  
saturation mailing lists...

So all of that to say that mass mailings are very hard to get out of  
because of the list providers that collect and sell your  
information... And since it's all public knowledge anyway, anyone who  
wanted to take the time could go through and get the same info on you :)


Jason Pruim
Raoset Inc.
Technology Manager
MQC Specialist
11287 James St
Holland, MI 49424
japruim at raoset.com

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