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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Friday September 06, 2002
05:06 PM

C|Net Download.com Lies

[ #7578 ]

My wife just wanted to download something from C|Net's download.com. Now things have changed there - you now need to register to download anything.

So she put in some fake info, but unfortunately put in a valid email address. She left everything about wanting to receive emails from anyone unchecked - she didn't want that.

On hitting submit it kindly informed her that she had opted to receive all sorts of information from their partners.

Not nice. I'd report it to someone somewhere, but I don't know where.

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  • I was filling a form another day, and unchecked the button to receive news on their products. Guess what? An error when submitting.

    It worked perfectly when I hit "back" and checked the button to receive news.

    They are filtered out here.

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    -- Godoy.