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This email was intended for ***Ted Fischer***

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A whole new year and things are still the sameā€¦

-J

I sent an unsubscribe request. Why Linkedin makes this so difficult, is
beyond me. They should just put an unsubscribe link in the email like
everyone else does.

I once managed to corner someone at Linked-In about these types of mails, and the short version of their response, "This is how we do it, deal with it."

Needless to say, I'm starting to get a little annoyed with this behavior as well.

Out of curiousity... how did member@linkedin.com get subscribed to
nanog and, if it isn't, how did the message from member@linkedin.com
make it to the list?

Regards,
Bill Herrin

Once upon a time, Brielle Bruns <bruns@2mbit.com> said:

Needless to say, I'm starting to get a little annoyed with this behavior
as well.

Put eBay on the list of "annoying" as well. Somebody put my Gmail
address in their eBay account before Christmas, and there is no way for
me to stop getting their emails about bids, closed auctions, shipping,
etc. There is no unsubscribe or "wrong address" link, I can't log in to
the account to change it, and there is no email contact I see for eBay
if you don't have an account.

Isn't this what verification emails are meant to curb? I could have sworn LinkedIn made you verify your email before you can play.

This isn't new. It's been LinkedIn's practice since approximately
forever to get its users to surrender their address books and then to
spam [1] every address in them. The fix is simple: block linkedin.com
at the MTA. [2]

---rsk

[1] It's unsolicited bulk email, therefore spam. We could argue about
who's responsible for the spam, and a fair case can be made that those
giving up their address books bear some culpability for it...but since it
comes from LinkedIn's domain and LinkedIn's mail servers and LinkedIn's
network and LinkedIn's software (which is expressly designed to do
this very thing), I think it's fair to say that it's LinkedIn's spam.

[2] If you don't want to do this on all mail servers, it should
definitely be done on those hosting mailing lists, either at the MTA
or in the mailing list software's configuration.

If you're not a user of linkedin, you can stop this by sending an email to
linkedin_support@cs.linkedin.com and asking them to put you on their "do
not contact" list.

Nick

procmail is your friend

and what's "linkedin?"

Out of curiousity... how did member@linkedin.com get subscribed to
nanog and, if it isn't, how did the message from member@linkedin.com
make it to the list?

Whatever happened to ' Only humans who bothered to read the directions
and subscribed to intentionally separate NANOG-POST@ mailing list '
can post ?

http://www.nanog.org/mailinglist/mailarchives/old_archive/1997-12/msg00012.html

Seems like someone's broke something since