Quechup = spam! Do not join!

Ok, so words can’t describe how annoyed I am that I signed up to Quechup (I refuse to link to them as it may help with their search rankings) and that I believe they spammed my entire gmail address book.  Gmail automatically saves contacts that users have had communication with – this meant I had over 500 contact emails stored and probably spammed.

To make things worse – I found out yesterday morning and was in a rush to get out to go to a conference.  In my haste I sent out an email to my contacts cc’ing them instead of bcc’ing them.  Aarrggh!  I do apologise for my incompetence!

ROSIE IS NOT HAPPY.

A Google search shows that I am not the only one who knows of (or has experienced) this.

Please stay away from Quechup.

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5 comments on “Quechup = spam! Do not join!

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    Thanks for the heads up Rosie.

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    Don’t worry about it. It could have happened to any of us. You did your best to make things right and mistakes happen. No harm, no foul. 🙂

    We all have days like that. I recently accidentally load-tested a production system because I forgot to check that pesky IP setting. When my log files on the test system remained empty, did I check the IP? No, I increased the load and tried again. Twice. Sheepishly I sidled up to the sys admin: “Prod still ticking along?” “Why do you ask?” “uhhhh… no reason…” We got a big laugh out of it in the end, and he was pleased that his prod system took a potentially crippling hit and didn’t miss a beat.

    -Jonathan

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    Don’t worry about it. It could have happened to any of us. You did your best to make things right and mistakes happen. No harm, no foul. 🙂

    We all have days like that. I recently accidentally load-tested a production system because I forgot to check that pesky IP setting. When my log files on the test system remained empty, did I check the IP? No, I increased the load and tried again. Twice. Sheepishly I sidled up to the sys admin: “Prod still ticking along?” “Why do you ask?” “uhhhh… no reason…” We got a big laugh out of it in the end, and he was pleased that his prod system took a potentially crippling hit and didn’t miss a beat.

    -Jonathan

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