Retailers are now loading up our inboxes

  • Article by: JOHN EWOLDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 28, 2012 - 9:31 PM

Getting to know us: Retailers are personalizing their e-mail messages to make us buy more.

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hermajestyDec. 29, 1212:56 AM

Retailers really overdo it with the e-mail. I have a separate address that I use just to give to retailers, because I KNOW that they will then flood the inbox with advertisements, sometimes for things I just bought. (Hellooo? I just bought a smartphone. Why would I buy a new one the next day?) Some of them write one or two messages each day. Enough already!

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mnpls123Dec. 29, 12 7:02 AM

Hermajesty- I'm with you. I actually added a third email address now. 1. Family and friends only that I check on a regular basis and I never give out. 2. Companies I do business with (bank,mortgage, credit card) that I check every few weeks. 3. One that I give to retailers that I never check. Spam away as I won't ever see it.

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iplawguyDec. 29, 12 8:17 AM

Get a Gmail account. Then when some retailer (or anyone else, for that matter) starts spamming you, set a filter to divert the junk email to your spam folder. You can even wildcard the filter to block incoming mail from an entire domain, or you can block by keywords. I only get a couple unwanted emails a week now--works great. BTW, using the "unsubscribe" link never works, that just gets you more spam.

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timandtiaDec. 29, 1210:30 AM

Now you wonder why I still buy things at a store. For sure, I don't buy anything over the internet, and this article proves why I won't in the future.

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