Questionable mailing list subscription practices

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This morning I received a LinkedIn request from someone who works at a college I attended.

I didn't know the person, but accepted since I figure there is nothing wrong with some local networking.

A few minutes later I got a spam about donating money to the university programs.

At least when I contacted the newsletter service it seemed to agree it was spam:

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Would you report your former university and try to educate the newsletter sender or ignore it and move on?

I reported it as spam when unsubscribing. To me, accepting a LinkedIn request is -not- a newsletter opt-in.


Customer Service
I HATE spam and I would report it. I would probably contact them directly and give them an earful also.


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