I have bipartisan annoyance at the emails I have been receiving from politicians in the run-up to the election.
- Somehow I got on Mitt Romney's email list. His emails are all addressed to "David Dudgeon". For some reason, I receive a LOT of spam this way. So either there is someone named David Dudgeon who has enjoyed annoying me by signing up for email lists using my email address for the past five years or so, or Romney bought an email list - and not a high quality one.
- I received an email from Nancy Pelosi, the Congresswoman for my district, saying I should sign up for her email list now because otherwise she can't email me for 90 days prior to the election. Fine, but her email contained no compelling reason to sign up. (Sorry - I was annoyed so I deleted it immediately. If I can find a copy, I'll post it here.)
- I opted in to Barack Obama's campaign email list to compare his email marketing (campaigning) to Romney's. However, I opted out about three weeks ago and I am still receive email from his campaign. They really need to run an opt-out suppression list.
So, who gets my vote for dealing with email in the best way? My junk mail filter.
See below for example emails from Obama and Romney.
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