There seems to be only one way to stop LinkedIn from sending you email to join the site. I thought deleting my account a few months ago would be enough. It wasn’t!
I still have people telling me I have sent them invitations to connect on LinkedIn. I have never sent even one, at least not for years.
How is LinkedIn able to get away with something that is basically phishing?
I don’t know how LinkedIn thinks it is OK to abuse people and email accounts this way. Maybe just because no one (or not enough people) have stood up and told them to stop it. Maybe it will take a lot more people deleting their accounts at LinkedIn.
If you have not joined LinkedIn… DON’T!!
|Subject: Invitation to connect on LinkedIn|
Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention.
Per your request, the email provided has been added to our “do not contact” list. You will no longer receive any email from LinkedIn or our members on this email address. If you decide at a later date that you want to set up a LinkedIn account, you will need to first contact us to have your email address removed from the “do not contact” list.
|Member Comment: Laura Laura||12/02/2011 16:40|
|I have asked to NOT receive any more requests from LinkedIn. I have asked
four times in fact. My account is deleted, months ago. I heard back from
LinkedIn and I was supposed to be off your mailing list. WTF is wrong with
you people!!!!TAKE ME OFF YOUR MAILING LIST PERMANENTLY AND FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET THROUGH TO YOU?!!!!!
STOP SPAMMING ME!!!!!!!!!!! STOP SPAMMING ME!!!!!!!!!!! STOP SPAMMING