Just got a marketing email from some guy at $furniture_store asking if I needed help placing my order. I was on that site recently, but I wasn't logged in, I don't have an account with them at all, and I don't remember giving them my email address at any point.
How the actual heck?
@emily to get your e-mail address and send you spam. this is the latest anti-feature of web capitalism.
@crashglasshouses That's why they collect the email addresses in the first place, but why send that particular email instead of, like, actual spam? Spam is annoying, but it's generally not "email individually addressed to you" level of creepy.
@crashglasshouses I may have replied to the guy (the reply-to was an apparently real person, some VP-of-marketing type) with a large amount of snark including the sentence "Do you also follow people home from your physical stores, just in case they forgot to buy a chair while they were there?"
Suddenly regretting this because it might give them ideas.
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