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Old 01-09-2018, 11:13 AM   #1
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FGRV Newsletter Mail - unsubscribe

Just got "Fiberglass RV Forums Newsletter Issue 1 - January 2018 - Week 2" email that I didnt request.
I naturally unsubscribed.

What is going on?

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Old 01-09-2018, 11:26 AM   #2
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Just got "Fiberglass RV Forums Newsletter Issue 1 - January 2018 - Week 2" email that I didnt request. I naturally unsubscribed. What is going on? Jim
My guess is they are trying to lure form members back to the forum. Probably an attempt to increase user time for advertisers. Just me guessing....
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:40 AM   #3
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I received one as well. Unsolicited and promptly unsubscribed!
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:14 PM   #4
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I got it, too - and while it came without "warning," my thought was it's an attempt to be sure everyone who does want it can get it. Remember a couple weeks ago when there were several threads/complaints from folks whose daily newsletter had ceased?

Please, just unsubscribe if you're not interested. All will be well.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:45 PM   #5
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Good answer, Mary. Easy peasy to unsubscribe, but some will be happy to have the emails.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:18 PM   #6
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I got it, too - and while it came without "warning," my thought was it's an attempt to be sure everyone who does want it can get it. Remember a couple weeks ago when there were several threads/complaints from folks whose daily newsletter had ceased?

Please, just unsubscribe if you're not interested. All will be well.
The problem is that many spammers can appear to be from legitimate sites. And they do not respect the unsubscribe request but worse, they use your "unsubscribe" request to verify that you have a valid and in-use email address, which then can be added to a list of verified e-mail addresses and sold for more money (or, amazingly enough... bitcoins).

Therefore, the general advice from IT experts is to NOT use the unsubscribe option when receiving unsolicited e-mail, and instead simply mark it as junk so that your-mail client software will deal with it.

Of course if you know the e-mail is from a trusted source (such as this forum), then the unsubscribe option is the best course of action. But verifying the source is beyond the technical ability of most people.

Therefore it is not good practice for a web site to subscribe someone to a e-mail newsletter unless that person has "opted-in." That is, unless they have announced that they are doing that IN ADVANCE and provided instructions to stop the messages.

I don't think that I am receiving these "unwanted" e-mails, and despite the advice from IT experts, I actually find that unsubscribing works more often than not, so I tend to take the chance of being added to a verified e-mail list by hitting unsubscribe when I do get on such a list.

But IMHO the best organizations will not send out unsolicited information at all but will instead make it easy to subscribe, and make it clear when you have done so and how you can opt-out.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:21 PM   #7
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These newsletters can be unsubscribed from using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. They cannot be unsubscribed from within your forum profile. They are sent using a service that allows folks without a forum account to review the newsletter and you may recall a year ago or so we had a box displaying on the forum to subscribe.

Many folks without accounts subscribed and we are hopeful that this will increase board visibility and participation especially during this quiet point in the year.

If you don't want to get the newsletter just click on unsubscribe at the bottom of the newsletter. You will still get your usual forum notifications for subscription, etc.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:39 AM   #8
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Unsubscribe to ALL emails???

When I clicked on unsuscribe, it said ALL emails.
Does this mean I will not get the daily email any more?
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:55 PM   #9
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I am a stupid oak (oaf). I thought it was a new format for FGRV and have been vastly pleased to see the old format still in place! I didn't unsubscribe, but they haven't sent any more yet, either.

Glad to hear it wasn't what I consider to be "us," trying to be fancy.

I get the newsletters sometimes from "them" and I enjoy them. The links to their articles also show up at the bottom of these threads--unless that's something else again?

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These newsletters can be unsubscribed from using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. They cannot be unsubscribed from within your forum profile. They are sent using a service that allows folks without a forum account to review the newsletter ....
I did not get the newsletter in question, but I did get two others with perhaps the same format. One for a Bigfoot forum I am pretty sure I was never a member of, and one for a Jayco forum where I was a member (but no longer interested in since I replaced my Jayco with a Scamp).

This was the message footer:

This email was sent by: Social Knowledge, LLC
2600 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 120-361 Southlake TX 76092
Unsubscribe (< a link)

I still think its better to invite someone to resubscribe or rejoin, rather then automatically add them to an e-mail subscription, but as long as the sender is legit its no big deal at all.
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Social Knowledge is the parent company for both this site and Jayco (no idea what the bigfoot site is). Unsubscribing at the bottom of the newsletter shouldn't impact regular forum subscription updates and Pm notices.
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Old Yesterday, 07:26 AM   #12
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Social Knowledge is the parent company for both this site and Jayco (..
The idea I had was that this unwanted e-mail was the result of something that occurred (consciously or not) at the parent company, and was more widespread than just this site.
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well there is overhead to this operation I am sure their advertising rates are determined by all this activity.

just part of the price I pay to participate no big deal to me!


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