I opened it - it was real.
I opened it - it was real.
Hi Karen, The spam they are talking about is not anything bad, as in virus or anything, it's just a company that introduces its product by saying "Dear ISGB Member". They obviously have developed a list of ISGB members from somewhere. It is not email that says it is from ISGB.
The email last night was giving members who had not sought to be a part of the Convergence project one last opportunity to join.
Thanks, Pam. I don't really mind the spam, keeps me current with what's new.
Guess I forgot about "Convergence".
I posted that I received it because many times I see people post that they get spam by being a member of ISGB and others rush in to say that it can't be from an ISGB member list.
I sent it to Pam immediately after receiving it so she could investigate it.
I don't know how/why they do it, by using ISGB member in the subject line, it confirms to me that is how they got hold of my address. She is now in my spam filter. I doubt I will see her again. Another interesting point, she is using an old list, I am no longer a member. Cindy
We hope that with the new website, some various types of spam will stop. Naturally, we'll never be able to get rid of all of it, but we do what we can. Receiving all of the personal spam is so frustrating, I know.
People can get email addresses from so many different sources now, but as mentioned earlier, please know that ISGB does not give them out, does not sell them and we hold all of our members information very privately.
Thank you for letting us know.
The general flow of glass bead related Spam has continued, but at a low level, so I am not going to worry about it for now, but it is annoying. Mostly I just block them forever when they send me this stuff, but I really do begrudge the CPU cycles and net bandwith that these idiots waste. In a just world there would be medieval punishments meted out for these offenders.
I've gotten a few and haven't said anything about it up to now, and I am not on the business member list.
There is one person, a member of the community who has been sending me persistent email advertising, which I consider spam to the extent that it is unsolicited.
I also thought isgb was selling or distributing email addresses (glad to hear that is not the case)- but, maybe it is from the membership directory.
In any event, i find spam of any kind unpleasant and tend to avoid doing business with the sender. I would not be surprised if others feel the same way. If that is so, every ad mailed to someone from either their online presence or membership listing is lost potential sales.
Something to think about.
(Note, this is not in any way directed at anyone with whom I have done business, solicited information, or the guild itself).
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