Allow e-mail unsubscribe
I have received three e-mails in one day from azure. One about downtime (I have no services right now), and two advertising features. None of these e-mails have unsubscribe buttons, and I cannot find a way to suppress them in the account page. All contact checkboxes are un-checked.
Stop spamming with email announcements that we cannot unsubscribe.
I do not know what more to do to get rid of that messages...
"Azure HDInsight now queries Azure blobs faster and includes Apache HBase as a beta feature" is clearly marketing email. you shouldn't send it, or you should give me an easy way to opt out.
I don't really want your emails. Other sites take the hint and offer a way to unsubscribe. Microsoft has chosen not to. Take, for example, your latest email on pricing. I don't have any active subscriptions, and after the free trial I don't want any active subscriptions. So I don't want offers from you. I don't want the latest news about Azure from you. I don't want any emails form you. So why don't you give me a way to stop you sending me drivel that only makes me resent you and your brand?
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Forward unwanted or deceptive messages to:
the Federal Trade Commission at email@example.com. Be sure to include the complete spam email.
your email provider. At the top of the message, state that you're complaining about being spammed. Some email services have buttons that allow you to mark messages as junk mail or report them spam.
the sender's email provider, if you can tell who it is. Most web mail providers and ISPs want to cut off spammers who abuse their system. Again, make sure to include the entire spam email and say that you're complaining about spam.
If you try to unsubscribe from an email list and your request is not honored, file a complaint with the FTC
Jim Carnicelli commented
I tried out Azure for a few minutes a year or so ago. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to stop receiving these mostly marketing emails about price changes and such. This is not okay.
Yes, after 2 weeks of investigation my Microsoft representative confirm the only way to stop receiving Azure emails was to unsubscribe from all MS communication. I did this and received another Azure email the same day.
MICROSOFT THIS IS ILLEGAL SPAM - STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY!
Madge Johnson commented
I had to spend an hour on chat with Microsoft.com about this. You can't just filter it because they send you email from every product in their line! Bing! Office! You name it, they'll spam you with it. The representative literally didn't believe me that it's impossible to unsubscribe. I thought my head would explode. Way to get people to love your brand, Bill Gates. Not.
Really? No response Microsoft? I hope you will bankrupt!
Every email I get because I'm a member of a Microsoft Partner organisation or because I once signed up to the Windows Insider program or any other reason that I didn't request that I can't switch off anywhere and doesn't have an unsubscribe facility I'm forwarding to the Australian Communications and Media Authority. For anyone else living in Australia I encourage you to do the same: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's a legal requirement for companies doing business in Australia to have an unsubscribe function: http://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Marketers/Anti-Spam/Ensuring-you-dont-spam/mandatory-unsubscribe-ability-ensuring-you-dont-spam-i-acma. What Microsoft is doing is illegal.
Carey Gregory commented
I've tried repeatedly to get myself removed from their mailing list for several years now but to no avail. They completely ignore all unsubscribe requests. They're just cheap spammers now, they know it, but they just don't care. What we're witnessing here is one small example of how Microsoft is working hard to drive their customers away and ensure they have no future.
They're doing it on purpose. They no longer care about their customers. Microsoft is a bully.
Yeah, this is so f...ing annoying. I even opened a ticket a MS for it, and some indian guy showed me several places where to unsubscribe from MS newsletters. I deactivated everything and I still keep getting this damned pricing newsletter!
We don't care about pricing services and updates. Please all us to remove ourselves.
I've been receiving a lot of spam from azure, gmail has become suspicious of them. I wonder whether it is actually from Microsoft. Spam reason was: "It has a from address in microsoft.com but has failed microsoft.com's required tests for authentication." I've also received 2 phone calls from South Korea to my mobile phone in Australia. This is super unprofessional if it is actually from MS. If so, you guys really need to get your **** together. And if not, you should try to do something about people operating under your name. Maybe provide an address to forward such spam for investigation by MS?
2 years later this is still going on.
more than 2 years receiving SPAM mails
Bill Varner commented
Received another one of these SPAM POS's today. Seriously I have called and emailed at least a dozen people to turn this garbage off
John B commented
None of the Azure emails have an unsubscribe mechanism, and so they are in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act in the United States.
Also, an Azure sales rep called my cell phone to try to get me on board. I'm less likely to choose Azure now.
Extremely annoying Microsoft does not have an unsubscribe link in their newsletters
Maksim Luzik commented
Completely agree, at least you need to have some kind of subscription page where you can disable this. And add the link in the email you are sending with.
Aaron Lawrence commented
Good find, Fazal. Seems promising.
apcon product commented
This must be resolve quickly.