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The Hidden Danger of Unsubscribing

Mar 16, 2017 - The New York Times

Q. I get around 20 spam-advertisement emails daily. I usually submit my address to the ''Unsubscribe'' option. Yet the number of such emails never decreases. Why is this so?

A. That ''Unsubscribe'' link at the bottom of an unsolicited email advertisement may not be as useful as it seems. Some legitimate marketing or newsletter companies do provide a working Unsubscribe link that removes your address from the company's bulk mail list. However, less-than-scrupulous senders will add an Unsubs...