I don’t mind being put on somebody’s email list, considering of course that I actually gave them my email address to begin with. But I also would like the opportunity to unsubscribe to that list at my convenience. I don’t want to keep picking on GoDaddy, because I really have no beef with them other than my really really bad hosting experiencewith them several months back.
But today I got a Valentine’s greeting from GoDaddy (how sweet of them) in my mail box. I can use my cloudmark toolbar to mark it as spam, but I know that I signed up with GoDaddy so I’ll do the polite thing and unsubscribe through their own system.
You are currently subscribed as: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not wish to receive our special notices, please unsubscribe here.
So I click that, and guess what happens? I get this:
The email address “email@example.com” was not found in any of our lists.
Try going to the “Update Customer Information” area located under “My Account” to change your account settings.
But I don’t have a GoDaddy account! So I guess this means I’m stuck on their list with no way to remove myself. Oh, wait… I go back to the email and find this:
…unsubscribe here, or mail us a written request to the attention of: GoDaddy.com Customer Contact Manager, 14455 N. Hayden Rd, Ste. 219, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
It makes we wonder if their system deliberately won’t allow me to unsubscribe.
GoDaddy, we broke up a long time ago… now you’re just stalking!