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[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 02 March 2004]

Guessing that email address

Great reaction on Techdirt about a Wired article on the Direct Marketing Association releasing new guidelines endorsing “a controversial practice that allows businesses to track down customers’ e-mail addresses without explicitly asking for them.” Yes, that’s right, you buy something from a company, make the choice to not give them your email address, and it is now fully within the DMA guidelines for them to attempt to guess your email address to send you spam.

Hmm. Show of hands, who likes the DMA?

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