Jai Ryuzakie from MIVA is updating his records... and in the process giving all of his (or her, I'm not sure by the spelling of the name) contacts access to over 1200 email addresses s/he has in his/her Rolodex! Early this morning I received an email from Jai and there it was, right in front of me, over 1,217 email addresses staring at me in the TO box.

Last year I posted a story of Incisive doing the same thing, giving up over 500 addresses. Last month we had a snafu of our own, sending out a mass email to about 100 subscribers only to find we left the addresses public. That was followed by an immediate and public mea culpa.

What I can't understand is why I'm on the MIVA list to begin with. I don't think I've ever done business with them, though I think I had a FindWhat account about 7 or 8 years ago. So much for privacy.

So what would you do with 1200 email addresses?

July 20, 2007

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