Sometime last year, we wrote about the dangers of email broadcasting or rather what it is to be in a friend’s mailing list.
Lately, we have seen some of our friends back to that habit of including our email address in a long list of addresses shown in the To: field.
It is horrifying to see such emails. Not only are we exposed to potential spams but our online privacy and security is compromised.
For one, we do not even know the other people whose email addresses are displayed in the message. And we like to believe our feeling is shared by them.
If we were to be strict (or, if the senders are not our friends), we could easily shout “Spam!” and bring them to court.
But no, we like to maintain our good relationship. So, we just leave it at that. Hopefully, someone will tell them that what they’re doing is not on.