[Mgs] The dreaded "Kent Collection"
paul.hunt1 at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Nov 16 01:52:04 MST 2009
I can't believe the amount of spleen that is being vented on this, for one
email a month! For heavens sake, get a grip.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Whiteman"
> Unwanted or unsolicited email is one of the downsides of the technology.
> The problem is the abuse of trust. "The Kent Collection" is abusing the
> we have in the members of this mailing list. They are using our very list
> against us.
> Further, it's not just annoying, it's illegal. They purport to be a
> company, though the lack of an address on their website is an interesting
> They have no effective way to "opt out" (the link doesn't work), but that
> doesn't matter, because as a UK company, they are bound by UK laws. Like
> of the sane world, Europe requires "opt-in", meaning nobody is allowed to
> commercial email until they get consent (at which point, it's no longer
> At this point, I'm done trying to reason with them. Every email I get
> them from this point forward gets reported to the ICO. I suggest
> else that gets them does the same.
> I'm doing this because basically, everything fits:
> * the sender is based in the UK
> * the recipient (me) did not opt-in
> * the recipient (me) has no business relation with the sender
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