I was a subscriber to Windows IT Pro magazine since it was Windows NT. Recently, as have quite a few print publications, Windows IT Pro and their publisher Penton started soliciting their subscribers with a ton of crap, all from them (at least no third parties, but PC World did that to me) offering white papers, seminars and such. They provided an opt out at the bottom of the email, which I used since they are a well known publisher. I then received this email:
Dear IT Professional —
You recently requested to opt-out of Windows IT Pro mailings. We have accommodated your request but we would like to ask you a few questions about your decision.
Please click on the following link to complete the survey. It should only take two minutes of your time.
Thank you in advance for your feedback. The information you provide is invaluable in making sure we meet the needs of our subscribers.
You received this email because you have an existing business relationship with Windows IT Pro, a division of Penton Media. Periodically, we will inform you of special Penton-related shows, products and other offers that we believe you will find helpful in your business or career. To STOP receiving promotional e-mails from Windows IT Pro, please click here: http://privacy.penton.com/default.aspx?C=1&P=45010&Q=3 . Or you may opt out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obviously they didn’t get it when I indicated I didn’t want any more of their emails. Opting out doesn’t mean you’d like to receive more emails about why you opted out: it means DON’T SEND ME MORE EMAILS!