It is unfortunate that my first post in a week has to be a rant. I had grand ideas for blog posts with positive vibes… self-serving photos and maybe even witty lines to make you smile. All that will have to wait, because I really cannot take it any more. So here goes…
I am SICK and TIRED of YouthMalaysia spamming my mail inbox. This has been on-going for some time – way earlier this year in fact, and I believe that almost one year is more than enough time for me to re-think if I want to blog about this. Every single time I receive one of their spam e-mails, I get SERIOUSLY pissed off and worked up to write a ranty blog post about them. But every single time I decided not to, thinking that maybe they deserve another chance because… well everyone’s entitled to a few fuck-ups in life. Until now, that is… Youth ’09 is coming up, which means I am receiving mail from them again.
I wouldn’t mind so much if I’d asked for their site updates and subscribed to their mailing list. Look, here’s the story – last year I signed up as a member at YouthMalaysia because.. well it was new and I wanted to check out what it was about. This was only after someone from Y.M. e-mailed me informing about the new site, and what they hope to do for Malaysian youths, bla bla bla. Then there was the expo thing that they had at PWTC which I went for with KY. Believe you me, I sincerely like to see Malaysian companies and people doing what they believe in, and hopefully they will be great at it.
Then the e-mails start to trickle in. I ignored them for a while, even deleted a few of them. I’ve not been active on-line for a decade not to understand how the ‘x’ and ‘delete’ button work. But after a while, it got to be really irritating and annoying, so I went back to the Y.M. to find out how I could be taken off their mailing list, or even better, delete my membership. Turns out, there were no buttons for either options. So I wrote them back, CC-ed my request to the few e-mail addresses that I found on their website. I was rather polite about it too.
Well, if they’d heeded my request, I wouldn’t be blogging about it now. Finally in April ’08, I got pissed off enough to create a folder for any incoming mail from Y.M. so I could have a record of their spam. Since April, I’ve received 12 e-mails from them. I didn’t count the ones sent before. It doesn’t sound like a lot, right? WELL IT BLOODY WELL IS! Especially after I’ve replied to them ALMOST EVERY TIME REQUESTING THAT THEY STOP E-MAILING ME. REMOVE MY E-MAIL ADDRESS FROM THEIR DATABASE. DELETE MY MEMBERSHIP. LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE. WHICH PART OF ‘I DO NOT WANT TO RECEIVE ANY MORE E-MAILS FROM YOU’ DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?!
Congratulations YouthMalaysia, for you people are ‘Spammer of The Year’.