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Eight ways Dodoname gives you back control

Eight ways Dodoname gives you back control

By Michael Gaffney

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1. All you wanted was a side of wifi with your java. But the coffeehouse is forcing you to cough up your email address to get access to its network. And you just know that means you’ll soon be flooded with enough offers of half-price, half-decaf, pumpkin spice lattes to choke a horse. Next time, spawn a new Dodoname, and surf that wifi with no fear of future spam. (Image: Flickr, Terry Johnston, link)

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2. It’s Autumn, and a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of…sun. And maybe love in the warm sun. So you sign up for hot deals from your favorite travel retailers. Once you’ve decided between Montego Bay or Punta Cana, you don’t really want to hear anything further. If you used a Dodoname, you could now turn off those retailers, and then turn them back on next year when the thermometer starts to dip again. (Image: Flickr, Lady May Pamintuan, link)

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3. That magazine subscription offer was just too good to pass up, and all you had to do to get it was give up a few bucks. And your email address. Now every single other title in the same publisher’s huge library of magazines is pounding your inbox with offers. Use a Dodoname to create a one-to-one relationship with just the title you want, and make that address go extinct if the rest of the publishing house gloms on to it. (Image: Flickr , Ken Hawkins, link)

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4. You wanted that whitepaper? You got that whitepaper. And you got an ongoing close and personal email relationship with the sponsor of that whitepaper. Next time, use a Dodoname configured to go extinct in a day. You want that whitepaper? Get that whitepaper. And get absolutely nothing else. (Image: Flickr, Locus Research, link)

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5. Warranties. Who needs ’em? Certainly not you. Until you do. But if you register it, your purchase may be protected, but your inbox won’t be. Use a Dodoname with an extinction date, get the reply email acknowledging your warranty registration, tag it “warranty” to make it super simple to find it in the future, and then forget all about all that follow-on marketing email. (The company calls it “marketing.” You call it “spam.”) (Image: Flickr, Mike, link)

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6. Remember the last time you were asked at the checkout if you wanted your receipt emailed to you? “Great idea,” one side of your brain said; that would make it so easy to keep the receipt handy in case I need to do a return. “Lousy idea,” the other side of your brain said; if I give them my email address, they’ll just spam me. Which side won out? You really shouldn’t have to fight it out between good and evil, and now you don’t. Use a Dodoname, tag the emailed receipted for quick search and retrieval, and never worry about the evil of unwanted spam. (Image, Flickr, Consumerist Dot Com, link)

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7. The organizers of that webinar you registered for were great about sending you valuable updates, reminders and even a link to the presentation slides afterwards. And then they were just as great about sending you more and more emails about their next great webinar, trying to up-sell you into their product suite, and bringing you “valuable promotions from one of our trusted partners.” Next time, register for the webinar using a Dodoname programmed to go extinct in 30 days. You’ll get all the emails you want and need, and none of what you don’t want and don’t need. (Image: Shutterstock)

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8. Your favorite retailer has promised that if you sign up to receive regular offers and updates, that they’ll totally respect your privacy. Do you believe them? Even if they are true to their word, spambots are gonna auto-generate that email address you gave them and pound your inbox. With Dodoname, spambots can’t even get through our servers because of the one-to-one relationship between a Dodoname and a specific sender. And if your favorite retailer breaks its e-promise to you, shut ’em down, deactivate that Dodoname, and they’ll just have to leave you alone. (Image: Flickr, Mike Mozart, link)

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