You may remember this post in which I complained about excessive spam from Cision (and it worked), or this post about Ashley Julian at Trent and Company.
Got an email from Ashley today (23 days after my post went up and months after I sent her multiple polite emails asking her to stop spamming me):
From: Ashley Julian [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 12:19 PM
To: David Rothman
Dear Mr. Rothman –
I am writing from my personal email to let you know that I have removed you from all of my contact lists. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience I have caused you and I assure you that you will never hear from me again. I would like to ask if it would be possible for you to remove your entry about me from your blog. As I am sure you can understand, I do not want this to be something that immediately comes up when my name or my company is Googled.
Again, my sincerest apologies.
Ashley, if you don’t want to be called out in public for rude behavior…maybe you should end the behavior. I DO understand why you don’t want people stumbling across the post. Do YOU understand that your practices are rude and unacceptable?
No, I will not remove the post.
I will, however, vow not to send repeated, unsolicited emails to your personal email account and ignore your polite requests that I stop.
THAT, I think, is fair.