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  • I just sent the following to Netflix [mailto]:

    Subject: Your ad means I will NEVER use your product

      I recently got married; while I personally never owned more than four DVDs in my life and rarely rented movies, my wife grew up in a home where tapes and DVDs lined the walls, and trips to the local movie rental happened every few days.  Since I met her, my lifestyle has changed to be much more like hers.  Suddenly movie rentals are a very common occurrence.  I had been giving some consideratio

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Did you talk to your friend to see if she gave them your email address?

    The reason I ask is, it seems like what is happening to you is exactly what they say will happen in their privacy statement.

    FreeFlixTix uses personally identifiable user information for the purposes of the FreeFlixTix website and the FreeFlixTix referral and movie-admission-certificate-earning credit system. For example, we use email addresses of users, and of those persons provided on their referral lists, to send an invitation to the

    • I've asked, and I'm sure she gave it. On the surface the primary unreasonable thing they seem to be doing is sending so many emails, but really, when you think about it, this is a business that exists for solely the purpose of harvesting email addresses. They have a scheme to build an exponentially growing list of email addresses, which I'm sure is for sale to whoever wants it.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Who cares what they say? If they sent unsolicited bulk mail, they're spammers.
      • I agree vehemently. It was very unsolicited, and very bulk. As I said, they seem to have a perfect scheme to collect an exponentially growing database of valid email addresses here, without ever having to get the permission of people as their addresses are added. I wouldn't be surprised if it's all just a front for a mailing list collection agency which then goes on to sell the lists.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers