It was one of those days…

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 28 - 2010

I woke up to an email from my site hosting service yesterday morning informing me that they were gonna take my site down in 48hrs if I didn’t stop spamming people.

Apparently, an AOL user (figures) has complained to their hosts that they received a spam email from Lipglossiping.com

Thankfully, my hosts attached a copy of the supposed spam, which is basically the same as the email I’ve generated below – I’m not using the original incase there’s any identifying personal information contained within.

So, if you ever get an email that looks a bit like this:

It’s because you’ve requested it.

Additionally, if you want to make sure you don’t get another… there’s a helpful link there at the bottom that says:

To manage your subscriptions or to block all notifications from this site, click the link below

Can’t remember requesting this email?

Let me show you how it happened…

That box… isn’t ticked by default.  You HAVE to tick it if you want to be notified of follow up comments.

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So, to whoever commented… ticked the box… received an email notifying them of a follow up comment… got all pissy about it and decided to complain to their ISP instead of simply unsubscribing via the link included in the email and gave me a bucket-load of grief on a Saturday morning…

This post is for you.  I hope that your milk is sour on Monday morning and that you only discover this AFTER you’ve prepared your cereal.

I’ve removed the notify feature for now but will reinstate it when the dust settles and AOL stop trying to slap my wrists for something I haven’t done.  I have never and will never send unsolicited emails to any of my readers, I know how annoying they are.

To everyone else, I hope your Saturday was better than mine and I love you lots.

P.S. Just Host… if you’re reading this… you don’t know how grateful, humbled and appreciative I am that you’ve decided NOT to take down my website… due to it being “my first warning” and all.  You robotic, lacking-in-the-brains-you-were-born-with shits.

Oh, I feel a bit better now.

ETA: The lovely Kirstie has pointed out that you can be highlighted as a SPAMMER to email providers simply by someone clicking the JUNK button in their email client instead of the delete button.  I’m gonna have to admit to being guilty of doing this on occasion, thinking that I was sending an email to a junk folder so that it would filter out future emails.

I didn’t think it would highlight the sender as a SPAMMER to anyone other than my own email client.  Blimey.

So now I’m even more incensed with my hosting service for taking such a “guilty until proven innocent” attitude.  I’m usually like a dog with a bone where injustice is concerned… but as Mr. L pointed out…  They simply don’t give a shit and have already proven that they don’t read my emails properly anyway.

If anyone fancies recommending a great hosting provider, I’m all ears… I’m due to renew in April and something tells me that I won’t be bothering.


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