Remove link grants license to send spam

While perusing through my Junk E-Mail folder this morning, I noticed an interesting-looking spammy item that invited me to an extras casting call.

Well, that wasn’t the interesting part. The really interesting part was that there was a privacy policy and license attached to the email. The policy/license stated that by clicking the remove email link, I was granting the spammer to send me more spam. At least they’re honest.


Here’s a paste of the policy:

Privacy Policy – Terms and Conditions of this Email:

This notice outlines the privacy policies associated with his Email. By clicking any image and/or text link in this Email (excluding the removal link), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. As such, you are representing that you have the authority and are authorizing and/or any of its business associates to contact you via email, postal mail, or telephonically with information stored in the database.

Changes to the Privacy Policy:

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to check the Privacy Policy in each new email sent to you regularly. Your continued use of our email service following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes. This privacy policy was last amended on October 9th, 2006.

Personal Information and IP Address:

Each time you view and/or click any image or text link in a sponsored email, our web server automatically recognizes your IP address and contact information. Your IP address is used to help us identify and gather broad demographic information about you. We also use your IP address and contact information to help diagnose problems with our servers, pre-populate administered Web Sites, and to better serve you in using the features associated with our email service.

View Complete Policy Here.

Contacting Us About Privacy Questions Or Concerns:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy(at), or by sending a letter to:

Privacy, 2526 1st Street , Santa Monica, CA, 90405