Eaton Properties - spam masters of the universe!
If there was an award for the most dickish and underhanded use of spam in company marketing, Bitterwallet would today be handing out that award to Eaton Properties. Seriously, they'd clean up. Their magnificence in pouring irrelevant and unwanted emails into my inbox, like a diarrhetic cow shitting into a shoe, truly knows no bounds.
For reasons best left to the property industry, I've received spam about buying a new house for the past five years. This, I suspect, is all because I once enquired about buying a property overseas. Since then, I've received emails from several dozen other property brokers, and each time I unsubscribe from their unwanted spam. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't; if it doesn't, it's consigned to the spam filter.
Eaton Properties is a South London-based estate agent, with just the one office in Forest Hill. I can confidently say I have never asked for any sort of information from them. Ever. Regardless, this morning they sent some anyway:
That's nice, I thought, but since I'm not looking to buy property in Merseyside, I unsubscribed from their emails. The unsubscribe link appeared to work, and I even received an email to tell me I'd unsubscribed. Well, sort of:
Which was then, rather oddly, followed by:
I'd somehow re-subscribed to a mailing list I'd never subscribed to in the first place, and I'd done so by unsubscribing. And since I was a new subscriber, Eaton Properties wasted no time in immediately emailing me:
Unsubscribing for a second time seems to have ended the onslaught from Ryan and his friends. It's probably the worst example of spam we've seen, but we're all ears for your tales of zombie newsletters that simply won't die.