I was going to write this story as a part of my “What’s Happening With Me” post but decided it needed its own post as it’s a longer story.
As most of you know, I have a work email that I link to the bottom of my posts. I also have that email attached to my Instagram account in case anyone wants to email me. Due to that, I receive a lot of spam on that email address. People subscribe that email for things I’ve obviously not subscribed for. It used to happen occasionally. And I knew it was because the email is what I use online since it doesn’t happen with my other email addresses. I would just ignore it and unsubscribe. But since my SEO has improved and I get a lot more Search Engine traffic, I get more spam now too. And it got to a point where I was super irritated. So, I decided to give the spammers a taste of their own medicine.
When someone added me to their mailing list without my permission aka spam, I would unsubscribe but add their email address to my mailing list. If they were going to spam me, I was going to spam them back. I am happy to say that I am no longer added to random mailing lists now. In fact, the spam is almost completely gone lol. I guess they weren’t happy to get a taste of their own medicine…
I used to be a passive person who would never do something like this. This is a fun reminder of my growth.
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