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Sunday 27 May 2012

Zinio spam wastes everyone's time

I've never heard of Zinio before, but apparently they produce electronic versions of magazines or something. I've certainly never opted in to receiving mail from them, but they do seem to be a legitimate company. Presumably they bought my email address from a third party in good faith.

But the annoying this is that if you're going to spam out advertisement emails.. well, at least check the basics.

Date:      26 May 2012 09:38:52 -0400
From:      "Zinio Digital Magazines" [zinio@pgs.zinio.com]
Subject:      Limited Time Offer: Make a purchase on Zinio and get $5 in Zinio Perks!

Exclusive Offers From Zinio! � View as a web page �
shop     |     featured     |     my library     |     tell a friend            

Get Credit For Purchasing What You Love!

For a limited time, make a purchase on Zinio and get $5 in Zino Perks, good towards over 5000 digital publications!

Simply choose your favorite magazines anytime before April 30, 2012 midnight PST and receive your Zinio Perks within 72 hours.

Click here and choose from thousands of titles now!

National Geographic Interactive

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    Us Weekly

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    Harvard Business Review

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New Scientist

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    HELLO! magazine

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This email was sent to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx

We respect your right to privacy, please manage your preferences here.

Zinio LLC - 114 Sansome Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

There's some horribly mangled HTML that prevents it from loading properly, but the key annoyance is that this so-called special offer expired on "April 30, 2012 midnight PST" but the email was only sent on the 26th May from an IP address of The email is digitally signed as being from zinio@pgs.zinio.com.

Well, Zinio.. I might just pass you up on your craptastic offer.

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