I like to use email aliases for every online subscription and registration I have to fill out. I like this because it allows me to recognise if companies are going to spam me or not. I also make sure that any checkbox for extra mails that is checked will be unchecked. Unfortunately, not all companies care about that.
One of them is Adobe, well-known from it’s PFD reader but I also happen to use Adobe Lightroom, which requires an online registration. Which I had to fill in, else I would not be able to use the software properly. Okay, so I did. And I used an alias.
Today, I received an unreadable email because the images inside are blocked by my mail reader. They seem to have given or sold my address to kieseentablet.nl who likes to spam many people with all kinds of garbage. I think they’re trying to sell me a DVD box in this message, but I’m not sure and don’t want to know. Viewing those images would mean that my mail reader has to contact their servers with a special code, and that code will validate my address.
I have reported it to SpamKlacht and I hope they will take action against this spammer and against Adobe. Adobe is just as guilty for not keeping my address safe. They violated my privacy by sharing that address with others.
I will show the headers of this email, though. And I hope most spam-filters will pick this up and add this spammer to the blacklist. They should blacklist Adobe too, in my opinion, because this pisses me off! I expect some small internet-companies will leak my address but Adobe is supposed to be a serious, big international company. They just don’t care about their customers, that is clear…
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