In January I decided to unsubscribe from the Thompson and Morgan mailing lists. Thompson and Morgan are a well known supplier of seeds and plants in the UK. I have bought from them twice in the last 2 or 3 years, but I felt that getting at least one email a day, sometimes more from a company I only buy from very occasionally was excessive.
I didn't anticipate any issues with unsubscribing. I just clicked through the unsubscribe link and may have confirmed the request of that was required. After 2 weeks, email was still arriving, so I tried again. By the 16th of February it was clear that the unsubscribe was not working, so I emailed their customer service team. They responded on the 17th telling me that they would look int the problem and they had removed me from their mailing list. By the middle of March there was no change, so I emailed them again on 15th March. This time they did not bother to reply. On 23rd March, I looked into their data protection details. The contact was the same customer care email that was failing to resolve the issue. Looking at the email headers, I saw that they, or their ESP, were members of CSA, so I submitted a complaint to the CSA. The initial response appeared to focus on email content and address collection, rather than the actual issue of unsubscription. Eventually I was asked for permission to pass the email to the ESP as part of the investigation. Although I wasn't confident that any positive action would be taken, I expected that the emails would finally stop and that I would get some response from CSA. It is now October. The emails are still coming and there has been no further communication from CSA. Neil Youngman _______________________________________________ mailop mailing list email@example.com https://chilli.nosignal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mailop