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Little did she know when she sent me her UNSOLICITED NEWSLETTER what she'd be in for!  It came with this little disclaimer:

Rant on Unsolicited E-newsletters

Little did she know when she sent me her UNSOLICITED NEWSLETTER what she’d be in for!  It came with this little disclaimer:

You are receiving this email because you’ve done business with (name redacted to protect the guilty) or attended a networking event (NAWBO, eWomen,Heart Link) or are involved in the same organizations as (name redacted) and at one point, you sent her an email or gave her your business card. You’re welcome to unsubscribe (see below) but we hope you will stay on our list.

Inquiring minds want to know how I handled this:

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Dear (Name redacted)

I really don’t know you.  I see that we’ve probably bumped into each other at an event, but I didn’t give you permission to add me to your list. You really have to be careful with that, as some people aren’t as nice as I am and will report you as a spammer.

You might find the info in these 7 articles useful as you grow your newsletter list (scroll down through them). http://tamelarich.com/tag/can-spam/

Here’s another resource: http://tamelarich.com/wp-content/uploads/TMR_CM_PermissionGuidelines.pdf

Best of luck,

Tamela

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About Tamela M. Rich

From Charlotte, NC, Tamela writes books, articles, speeches and presentations for business professionals.From "the road" she writes about the people, places and experiences she discovers and the life lessons she learns from them. Invite her to share some of her lessons from the road at your next event!

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