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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: March 21, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

    Oi. You. Quit it.

    Ciara O'Brien

    Mistakes happen. Every now and again we all get our email addresses wrong. But a polite request to the person who keeps giving out my gmail address as theirs: please stop.

    In the past few months I have had family emails, friends updating me about hen parties I’m not actually going to and, once, some blood test results from a Dublin clinic. That one I replied to. The rest I’ve started blacklisting as spam.

    Here’s the thing. If I wanted to sign up to newsletters from Aldi and Lidl, I would. And I don’t want notifications from online clinics, or be registered with HP for a printer I never bought. It might also explain the massive jump in spam in my account in the past few months.

    So please. STOP. Thanks.