Call them on
If youre going to call an email marketer you will want to make sure you can prove that the conversation took place somehow. If you live in a state that allows one-party consent telephone conversation recording you are well within your rights to record the telephone call you make to the emailer.
Dozens of these are available on Ebay for less than $20.
IMPORTANT: Be absolutely sure the one you get has an external 1/8 inch microphone jack!
These are available at Radio Shack for around $15 (Cat. #43-1237)
Sometimes you can get lucky and find one of these on Ebay as well.
You: I publically opted out of receiving email offers from third parties but I am still getting email from your company. I need to see about get my domains off of your email marketing lists.The email marketer may transfer you to someone else within their organization or they may say...
The Email Marketer: What is your domain name?/What is your email address?(Wait for the email marketer to pull up the OptOut1 site... Then, after you confirm that he is pulling it up, tell him the following:)
You: I need all of my domains email addresses removed. All of my domains are listed in the database at www.OptOut1.com.
There is a download link at the top of the page that has all of the domains that have publically opted out.
Just go to www.OptOut1.com.
The Email Marketer: What is the address?
You: Thats O-P-T-O-U-T-1-.-C-O-M with no spaces.
The Email Marketer: (might ask if it is OptOut1 or OptOutOne)
You: (Tell them it works either way, with the number 1, or with o-n-e spelled out.)
You: Several of us domain owners have gotten together in an effort to get opted out of email lists. We have all added our domains to this database so that we can regain control of our in-boxes by excersizing our rights under the existing spam laws. Please click the link that says:(The email marketer may have questions or objections at this point. Calmly tell him/her why you joined OptOutByDomain.com by stating the following substituting the ## with the actual number of spams you get a day...)
An Open Letter to Email Marketers - Click Here
You: I receive about ## email offers every day. It is not convenient for me to opt out every email address to which I receive these offers. I joined OptOutByDomain.com as a way of making my desire not to receive email offers public. If you need to know more about the OptOutByDomain.com database they have a FAQ section specifically for email marketers such as yourself, just click the FAQ link on the OptOutByDomain.com front page.(If the email marketer is uncooperative or seems unwilling to agree to clean their list with the OptOutByDomain.com database state the following:)
You: Section 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 requires that you provide me with a way to submit a request not to receive future electronic mail messages from you. Your opt-out mechanism does not allow me to opt out my entire domain at once.
I have received email offers to multiple email addresses and I wish to opt out all of my email addresses at once. I would kindly request that you honor my opt out request by removing my domains from all email marketing lists that you own, rent, lease or manage on behalf of others. Please clean your email list against the OptOutByDomain.com database.
Fax them a notice
Write them a