Back in November, I finally decided I’d had enough of all the marketing emails that were clogging up my inbox. These are not spam, as such, but sites I had bought something from in the past but which continued to send me mails trying to sell me more stuff. So rather than just deleting the mails as they arrived, I went back and unsubscribed from each and every one of them.
This has proved to be remarkably liberating and I found my attention turning to the various social network notifications that I was receiving. Each time a notification hit my inbox, I would either unsubscribe from the emails or delete the account.
Today, I received a notification from InterNations. It’s an expat network that I signed up to a few years ago and, for various reasons, have found to be a lot less useful than I thought it would be. So I signed on and started looking for the Delete Account button.
This is what I found (emphasis mine):
4.3 Changing or Removing Information
Seriously. They expect me to send them a letter to tell them that I no longer want to use their online service.
Words fail me.