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PCMagazine is spamming?

I always register with a unique email address whenever I need to register somewhere. It makes it very easy to track spammers or other companies that choose to violate their privacy policy. Just today, I received an email from PC Magazine.

They lie: “You indicated that you want to receive special Ziff Davis offers when you provided your email address to PC Magazine. If you prefer not to receive this type of special offer from PC Magazine, please use the following link:”

This is the first message I have received using that email address since it was created on September 15, 2003 at 1:46:07pm. You think if I had opted in to getting email from PCMagazine, I would have gotten at least one message in the 879 days (almost 2.5 years!) since I gave them an email address. So, I have blocked both and from my mail server. And of course, you should never opt-out of stuff you didn’t sign up for.

An interesting idea for a SpamAssassin rule: If a domain name mentioned in the headers of an email mesage does not have content on a web page at the same domain, give it a couple points. So this message would have scored at least four points, as both and do not have a web site. I also wonder why doesn’t have any information in their whois records?