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it's so nice to see that techsoup is tracking email opens using web bugs, and that it can't be bothered to set up a response email address. I turn off image loading to prevent senders from monitoring my email usage. I hope that non-profits using email tracking technology would at least have the decency avoid harassing those of us who don't appreciate being tracked. ALSO WHY AREN"T THESE FORUMS USING HTTPs?:
550 5.7.64 TenantAttribution; Relay Access Denied [BN1BFFO11FD003.protection.gbl]
Final-Recipient: rfc822; firstname.lastname@example.orgAction: failedStatus: 5.7.64Remote-MTA: dns; mail.global.frontbridge.com. (184.108.40.206, the server forthe domain e.techsoup.org.)Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 5.7.64 TenantAttribution; Relay Access Denied [BN1BFFO11FD003.protection.gbl]Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 09:57:49 -0700 (PDT)
Pro tip: Don't rely on the spyware in your emails. And if you do, don't give it away that do it.
On May 12, 2020, at 12:09 PM, Nick at TechSoup <email@example.com> wrote:View in browser <https://message.techsoup.org/e2t/c/
>Hi, Eric!We're just checking to see if you find our email updates useful. Are we sending you too many emails? Are you just not interested in some of the messages we're sending you?If you'd rather not hear from us, or would like to change how frequently you receive emails from us, click the button below to unsubscribe or change your email preferences.CHANGE YOUR EMAIL PREFERENCES<https://message.techsoup.org/hs/manage-preferences/unsubscribe?d=[[tracking code]]>Are Our Emails Going to Your Spam Folder?If you aren't receiving our emails, or if they're going to your spam folder, try the following.Add "firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>" to your address book.Ask your IT team to whitelist "firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>."Open and click on other emails we send you.Move any TechSoup emails from your junk or spam folder into your inbox. This will "teach" your inbox how to handle our messages.If you unsubscribe and change your mind later, you can always resubscribe <https://message.techsoup.org/e2t/c/*
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Hi Eric - thanks for your concern. The volume of email our global operations manage means we don't send from a monitored email address because we wouldn't be able to manage the queue of replies. We do track opens and clicks as a way to monitor whether our communications are pertinent to nonprofits. Since you already proactively blocking this tech, I hope you can forgive the extra email checking if you wanted to hear from us, or if the cadence is wrong for you. I'll have to ask another colleague to respond about the https issue. This may take some time, as (like all nonprofits) we are stretched very thin by the demands of responding to the COVID crisis. Sincerely, Nick
Great response, Nick. Thank you!
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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