You arrive at office and turn on the laptop at 9.00 am in the morning, drinking your coffee. Push send/receive email to start the day. And here they are… my friends… Not again Urban&Asociatii (some lawyers) and Rentrop%Straton (some publishing house) ! The first are daily spammers, the second weekly spammers. They have something in common. They do not stop. You can unsubscribe(not working) or call them (not working) or even think to put o bomb at their offices (only if the servers are there).
Today is the first OFFICIAL fine (from ANRCTI) for the first of them. They have to pay … 300 Euro. Well, the bigger the theft is, the smallest the penalty is. We know this from 20 years of (their) freedom in Romania. It is a good moment and the best example the national authority can give. And the company’s response is the funniest ever !
We longly discussed this subject at APTI and had some actions against but without result. Bogdan already wrote about it (very nice post). Victor wrote the first about this matter and Hotnews gave a very good material.
On UrbanNews Website 🙂 “Am decis sa demaram o campanie in baza careia, va solicitam sa ne transmiteti la adresa firstname.lastname@example.org , urmand ca din data de 11 martie 2008 sa stopam trimiterea newsletterului catre cei care nu vor confirma in scris faptul ca doresc sa il primeasca.”
We will see on 12 (tomorrow). I think they will loose 95% of subscribers.
UPDATE 2: 17 march. Urban keep spamming me.