Hi Unknown Man! How Are You Today?

Unknown Man

Email marketing… you’re doing it wrong. I noticed this one that had gone into my spam filter. Subject: Hi unknown man! How are you today? From: Regina Hi! How about your day? My name is Regina. I’m 28 years old. I am a single woman. I have no children. I have a college degree. I want to find someone with whom we will understand each other and share opinions. I want to meet a faithful, … Continue reading

Seems Legit – Please Respond

Please Respond

In my last post A Message To My Concerned Colleagues, I talked about when folks email a distribution list. Today I come in and I get THIS gem which sent to the email address corp_it_contractors@mycompany.com. And while I’m no longer a member of that list my immediate response was… “Seems legit.” Subject: hi From: ciraoncrydermanayx5509 To: corp_it_contractors Hi corp_it_contractors How are you? My name is Valarie. I am 25 years old. I am from Chongqing. I … Continue reading

The Overzealous Salesman – Get The Picture Sir

Overzealous Salesman

We all get sold to. We all sell.  Whether we do it professionally or not is irrelevant.  Cold calling and cold selling is an art form all its own and one that I’m personally terrible at which is why I do what I do (not sales).  I get unsolicited emails on a daily basis both to my personal inbox as well as to my work inbox.  Not sure how these folks find me but I’m … Continue reading

Sometimes, You Just Have To Respond To Your SPAM

You've Got SPAM

If you’re like me you get an absolutely boatload of SPAM emails on a daily basis.  Naturally, the best way to combat this is to ignore it or to report it to your email provider and let them deal with it. I’ve never been one to “go with the flow” and from time to time I get an email that really rubs me the wrong way (no, I’m not talking about porn emails…)  So yesterday … Continue reading

Monday’s Pet Peeves

Pet Peeve

Burger King Square Pants – come on… maybe I’m just showing my age and becoming a grumpy old man, but there’s no way that Burger King should be using “Baby Got Back” as one of their theme songs in a commercial.  Not only are they using it in their commercial, but it’s being done to promote a Sponge Bob toy tie in.  Do people really think this is OK?  What’s next…  A Nine Inch Nails: … Continue reading

Email Pet Peeves

Email Is Here To Stay

Email is here to stay.  We all get hundreds of emails on a daily basis so I’m not going to bother ranting about how I hate it and I wish it would go away.  That being said, I do have a couple of pet peeves that I’ll point out and stand up on the soapbox for a couple of minutes and bitch about. 1. The “Reply To All” button. Folks, if you get an email … Continue reading