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Old 06-12-2019, 12:17 PM
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The emails are sent from RCUniverse, and nobody's email addresses are being sold to any 3rd parties.

If you'd prefer not to get them, please use the "unsubscribe" link in the email.

Thanks all!
If I "unsubscribe" I will miss out on the more important emails from RCU, I just got the " your to fat" email today
Old 06-12-2019, 05:56 PM
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what important emails from rcu?

i just have my mail server bounce all emails from rcu.
all the time.

so, i did not get the last one.
Old 06-13-2019, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by kermet View Post
If I "unsubscribe" I will miss out on the more important emails from RCU, I just got the " your to fat" email today
It should not affect your forum subscriptions, etc.
Old 06-13-2019, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
It should not affect your forum subscriptions, etc.
what if RCU want to send out a email that is important like" your password needs changing" or whatever it will stop all emails from admin etc will it ?
Old 06-13-2019, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kermet View Post
what if RCU want to send out a email that is important like" your password needs changing" or whatever it will stop all emails from admin etc will it ?
Should not affect password resets.
Old 06-23-2019, 11:39 AM
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IBobi, hang your head in shame. You of all people, as an administrator, should know better than that.
If someone started forum posts like:
"Remove this from your refrigerator immediately"
"3 Signs you have a fatty liver"
"How to: get rid of deep fat from your belly"
"Veterinarian: add this one thing to your dog's food to help them be healthier"
"Power wash for your insides"
They would be instantly banned. These are all actual emails I received from RCU. None of that clickbait trash has any relevance to my hobbies.
This spam had me thinking that your servers were compromised or someone had been spoofing your emails, but if this is legitimately from your marketing department, that's just plain insulting.
Old 06-23-2019, 01:27 PM
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I used to love RCU, it was the best! Then something changed, every one started complaining and leaving. I still check in and lurk some but something has been lost. I was hoping for a recovery but this new bizarre junk email stuff is a bad sign. I'll still look in now and then but will now mark RCU emails as spam.

Huh,, what happened to this place?
Old 06-23-2019, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by VCScott View Post

Huh,, what happened to this place?
The love of money took over.
Old 06-23-2019, 03:51 PM
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they say they have not sold our emails, but i can guarantee they sold something.
they are attempting to make money off us...
Old 06-24-2019, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mongo View Post
they say they have not sold our emails, but i can guarantee they sold something.
they are attempting to make money off us...
All email campaigns are set-up in-house by our sales team. We don't sell email info.
Old 06-24-2019, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Thunder.gryphoN View Post
IBobi, hang your head in shame. You of all people, as an administrator, should know better than that.
If someone started forum posts like:
"Remove this from your refrigerator immediately"
"3 Signs you have a fatty liver"
"How to: get rid of deep fat from your belly"
"Veterinarian: add this one thing to your dog's food to help them be healthier"
"Power wash for your insides"
They would be instantly banned. These are all actual emails I received from RCU. None of that clickbait trash has any relevance to my hobbies.
This spam had me thinking that your servers were compromised or someone had been spoofing your emails, but if this is legitimately from your marketing department, that's just plain insulting.
Thank you for your input.

The emails are legitimate and were sent by RCU.

You can opt out by clicking the "unsubscribe" link on the bottom of any email.

Sending these emails allows RCU to remain a free site. Please enjoy it!
Old 06-24-2019, 04:28 PM
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sending these emails is contributing to this site becoming a deserted site, sadly...
Old 06-25-2019, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by VCScott View Post
I used to love RCU, it was the best! Then something changed, every one started complaining and leaving. I still check in and lurk some but something has been lost. I was hoping for a recovery but this new bizarre junk email stuff is a bad sign. I'll still look in now and then but will now mark RCU emails as spam.

Huh,, what happened to this place?
New owners not into RC
Old 06-26-2019, 08:10 AM
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For 15+ years I have gotten RC Universe emails without complaint or having any thought of unsubscribing. That ends today. I don't need junk email with click-bait subject lines coming from forums I trust - I get plenty of that already from scammers and spammers.

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