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Blacklist This Marketing Firm

I’m being spammed.

I know it’s probably gauche to be POed or annoyed at spam as 2007 comes to a close, but I am.

The firm? Health Care Audio Info.

HealthCareAudioInfois a marketing and information company representing more than 120 print and online publications, teleconferences and audio learning products for in health care, law and litigation and financial services. Our mission is to make a difference in the life of every professional through information.

Don’t hire them, folks, because the way they are spamming email addresses is not something you want to be affiliated with (emphasis added):

This is an advertisement. If you no longer wish to receive our general healthcare audioconference emails, do not reply to this email. Please write us at with “unsubscribe” in the subject line or call 800-508-2582. Your request will be processed within 10 days.
1200 G Street NW, Suite 800-8001 Washington, DC 20005

I’m doubly annoyed because Thunderbird hasn’t “gotten” that this is spam, even though I’ve marked every mail I’ve received as junk (11 messages in one week) — every one with a different “from” name (same addy).

Since this behavior would be illegal (federal crime) if they were sending their “advertisements” to my fax machine, I ask (rhetorically, for the umpteenth time) why this is not illegal when it’s my email address? After all, my faxes are delivered to me via my email account.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

One reply on “Blacklist This Marketing Firm”

Is it really iilegal to spam a fax machine.. I have mine turned off unless I *know* a FAX is coming in.. it doubly annoys me cause i waste lots of paper.


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