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Old 05-08-2019, 09:18 AM
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to report this but I just received an email from RC Universe but it is an advertisment for Gut Wash or Power Wash for your insides.
The return address is:

It is on an official looking format.
Just thought I would report it. I'll try to copy and paste it here. Also if you have a place where I am supposed to forward this type of emeil, I will do that. See ad pasted below.
Bob Watkins

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Well it looks like I'm not allowed to do this so GOOD LUCK I'm dropping it.
Old 05-08-2019, 11:48 AM
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Dear Readers,

What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix?

According to one doctor in California there may be a way.

In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.

Dr. Gundry, who is a world-renowned heart surgeon, reveals the root cause of weight gain, food cravings, and low energy in a short video he released to the public.

P.S. This video also reveals how you can transform your gut with this one simple thing.



I logged back into this site just to see whats up with this crap, is totally crap.
Old 05-08-2019, 04:29 PM
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Hi guys,

This is an email sent through our RCU marketing department. It's not "spam" in the sense that it is actually from us.

We do not sell anyone's email address or data.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

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Old 05-09-2019, 08:46 AM
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It certainly look$ like $pam, totally off topic, $o I deleted it. How much money did they give RCU to po$t it? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Old 05-09-2019, 04:47 PM
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can we please have an "opt out" option on these spam emails?
Old 05-10-2019, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mongo View Post
can we please have an "opt out" option on these spam emails?
There ought to be an unsubscribe link on the email.
Old 05-10-2019, 04:54 PM
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opening spam email is a rather dangerous thing to be doing...

try again.
Old 05-11-2019, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mongo View Post
opening spam email is a rather dangerous thing to be doing...

try again.
While some users might feel otherwise, it's not spam, its safe as it came from RCU
Old 05-12-2019, 10:26 AM
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I guess some view it as if it`s anything trying to separate you from your money, it`s spam.
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all unrequested advertising is, by definition, spam.
Old 05-13-2019, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mongo View Post
all unrequested advertising is, by definition, spam.
That's pretty much how I see it as well.
Old 05-19-2019, 07:32 AM
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That's why I use throw away e-mails for forum registrations. If the forum proves to be legit, i.e. doesn't spam with unrelated adds, then I eventually move it to my real e-mail. However, if it does send me e-mails such as the above, I'll close the e-mail address and forget them.
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dog food? bye bye.
Old 05-30-2019, 03:01 AM
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I would probably discuss it with your Advertisers, as I didn't sign up for spam mail from your partners.
Old 05-30-2019, 06:17 AM
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Thumbs down Junk eMail?

Today I received an email with the RC-Universe logo, advertising dog food. What does that have to do with our hobby? If this is legit, I hope you're getting paid well. If not, somebody is using your membership list for advertising purposes.
The following came from ([email protected])
Is your dog trying to tell you something?

According to Dr. Gary Richter, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues... but their owners may be missing the warning signs.

"It’s an epidemic. Over half of all dogs over 10 years old will get cancer," says Dr. Richter. “Even young dogs are at risk. And it’s pretty much all due to one thing: Food.”According to Dr. Richter - who was recently voted “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” and has over 20 years of experience with dogs of every shape and size - certain dog foods contain a dangerous chemical that wreaks havoc on our dogs’ bodies. This, in turn, leads to digestive discomfort, joint problems, smelly breath and poop, weight gain, itching, allergies, and even early death.Fortunately, by simply doing one thing to your dog’s food, Dr. Richter has seen thousands of dogs defeat these troubling conditions. Dr. Richter actually discovered this trick - which anybody can do, right in their kitchen - while trying to improve his own dog’s health."It's easy, and you don’t need to change your dog’s food. It only takes about two minutes a day,” Richter said on a call with reporters and industry experts.Dr. Richter, a world-famous expert in both Western and Holistic pet care, says he's found a simple way to improve dog health that anybody can do.
Now, for the first time ever, Dr. Richter has created a short video where he explains everything about the true cause of canine health issues, including how people can naturally fix then, on their own, right from home.The video is presented below by Dr. Richter, free and uninterrupted.

Click Here To Watch The Video Now>>
Old 05-30-2019, 09:22 AM
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Welcome to the new RCUniverse. As I said on another thread a few months ago, download any threads you want for reference ASAP, as this place is in a death spiral...
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Just to reiterate,

This is an email sent through our RCU marketing department. It's not "spam" in the sense that it is actually from us.

We do not sell anyone's email address or data.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!
Old 05-30-2019, 05:31 PM
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it IS advertising for something I did NOT request, and do not appreciate therefore it IS "SPAM".
Old 05-31-2019, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
Just to reiterate,

This is an email sent through our RCU marketing department. It's not "spam" in the sense that it is actually from us.

We do not sell anyone's email address or data.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!
For some inexplicable reason you don't understand why this is a bad idea despite being told several times.

How is using subscribers email address for marketing any third party product even RC products not a misuse? Marketing dog food is clearly something the vendor has paid you for - so you are certainly selling on the use of email addresses. I didn't consent for such use of my personal data in this way, and even if you have assumed I haven't opted out in some way, I don't consent now.

This is a crystal clear misuse of personal data and is illegal under European privacy regulations (GDPR) which you are subject to because you provide services to citizens in the Eu.

Please advise how I make a formal request for you to remove all my personal data including my email details.
Old 05-31-2019, 11:40 AM
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For some inexplicable reason you don't understand why this is a bad idea despite being told several times.

How is using subscribers email address for marketing any third party product even RC products not a misuse? Marketing dog food is clearly something the vendor has paid you for - so you are certainly selling on the use of email addresses. I didn't consent for such use of my personal data in this way, and even if you have assumed I haven't opted out in some way, I don't consent now.

This is a crystal clear misuse of personal data and is illegal under European privacy regulations (GDPR) which you are subject to because you provide services to citizens in the Eu.

Please advise how I make a formal request for you to remove all my personal data including my email details.
You can always click the "unsubscribe" link in the email.

I have PM'd you about how to have your account disabled, if that's what you choose to do.

Have a great day!
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
While some users might feel otherwise, it's not spam, its safe as it came from RCU
i just got another one about “deep fat.”

i didnt aign up here to get nagged about my health, and I find it completely unacceptable that RC Universe is using email notifications to send unrelated advertising. I have unsubscribed and marked that as spam.


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I got the same thing.

At least this one applies to me.
Old 06-12-2019, 07:00 AM
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So RCU is spamming people with ads about belly fat? I thought this was an RC site...
Old 06-12-2019, 09:56 AM
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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!
Old 06-12-2019, 10:55 AM
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Default Silly susgestion..

Telling people to click unsubscribe is ridiculous. How about not sending spam though email in the first place. Not to mention it’s better to just add an email to junk filter rather then clicking unsubscribe with all the dodgy unsubscribe scam emails out there.

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