Hide yo emails!
You've just joined Unethical Marketing Exposé, the ONLY newsletter in the world that exposes unethical digital marketing strategies.
We're excited to have you on board. Every new subscriber is a big deal to us. In fact, right after you've subscribed, a notification went out to our entire team.
Confetti started popping everywhere 🎉, and oh look, our co-founder Tony just stood up on top of the table and started... twerking?
Man things are going crazy over here in the office.
- Add us to your contact list. Doing so will make sure you never miss our emails.
- We're a bite-sized, bi-weekly newsletter. This means you'll never be spammed with emails from us, and we have enough time to make sure each email is truly mindblowing.
- Give us feedback. Your feedback REALLY matters to us. Tell us what you like, what you don't like, and your ideas at email@example.com.
Alright, enough of me talking. We've prepared a little something for you down below. I think I might go ahead and join Tony with his dancing. Enjoy!
Make sure you strap in because what you'll learn will blow your mind. - Ryan and Tony, Co-Founders of Unethical Marketing Exposé
Your email is valuable, and you should be careful of who you give them to. There are many companies that shall not be named, like the one shown below that is doing this.
If you noticed, the site above is claiming that they are selling these emails with the permission of the users. Which begs the question: When was the last time you agreed to sell your email?
They can get around this by hiding crucial information in fine print, such as their terms and conditions simply because NOBODY reads that stuff. And we're not asking you to read every single terms and condition either (although if you have the time, you should be reading that stuff).
Here's an easier way to find out if companies are selling your emails.
Next time when you're asked to provide your email, do this instead. Let's say we want to register for an account on Instagram, instead of typing firstname.lastname@example.org during registration, you should enter **email@example.com**. You will still receive the email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, whenever Instagram emails you, the email's TO: header will be towards email@example.com.
And ONLY Instagram should be sending you emails with that header. When you start receiving emails with the header TO: firstname.lastname@example.org, it'll mean one of two things:
- Instagram has been compromised (someone manages to gain access to their database of emails)
- Instagram sold your email to the highest bidder 🤷♂️