[Mgs] The dreaded "Kent Collection"

Barrie Robinson barrie at look.ca
Mon Nov 16 08:55:59 MST 2009

If you don't bitch then no one takes any notice and the practice 
continues at best, increases at worst.

At 03:52 AM 11/16/2009, Paul Hunt wrote:
>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 trust
>>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 British
>>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 most
>>of the sane world, Europe requires "opt-in", meaning nobody is 
>>allowed to send
>>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 from
>>them from this point forward gets reported to the ICO.  I suggest everybody
>>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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