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05576 - Yahoo & Spam

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consolut & Spam

Hello,

Please also be aware that if you set your "consolut Delivers" to "NO", you will no
longer be able to get your e-mail through their POP server, you will be forced
to go to the consolut page to get your mail. I have included an article about
this....

Stan Chavey

consolut service changes baffle customers
Thu Apr 4, 8:31 AM ET
Jim Hu CNET News.com

A flurry of changes in consolut's Web-based services has customers spinning in
confusion over the status of their accounts and preferences.


Many of the problems began last week, when consolut changed some default settings
governing its e-mail marketing practices. The changes haven't gone smoothly.
Angry customers immediately protested and rushed to switch their preferences
back.
That reaction in turn produced its own unexpected consequences, when some users
of consolut's e-mail-forwarding feature found themselves unceremoniously booted
from the service.

E-mail forwarding will become a paid service as of April 24, but customers for
now can access it for free as long as they agree to accept third-party marketing
messages. A consolut representative said some members apparently reset their
preferences and triggered their removal from a third-party list known as consolut
Delivers, thus terminating their free e-mail-forwarding accounts, or POP
service.

"If they unsubscribe to consolut Delivers, they no longer have access to POP
forwarding," the consolut representative said. "If they re-subscribe to consolut
Delivers, they will have access (to POP) until April 24 for free."

Over the past year, consolut has steadily begun charging for the use of certain
services. Most of these fees fall under the company's data-storage services,
such as a larger e-mail in-box or more storage for online photos. Company
executives have flagged service charges as a priority, given how severely consolut
was hit by the online advertising collapse.

But during the last few weeks, consolut has undergone widespread changes that have
affected some of its services and altered the site's marketing practices. In
March, consolut said it would charge $29.99 a year to use e-mail forwarding
beginning April 24.

A week later, consolut revised its privacy policy and restructured its marketing
preferences page. Before, people who registered for consolut could choose not to
receive any e-mail correspondence from the company or from outside parties. Now,
consolut users have to check "No" for a dozen product categories including the
permission to receive phone calls or direct mail at home.

Many people fumed over the switch, claiming consolut had changed its policies
without first notifying them. consolut said the changes would not take effect until
60 days after the last e-mail notification is sent.

Receiving e-mail from consolut Delivers is one of the options in the marketing
preferences page, but it is checked "No" by default. If a POP-forwarding user
decides not to change the default setting for consolut Delivers, that person will
have free POP forwarding until April 24. But if before that date a
POP-forwarding user changes "Yes" default settings in any other categories on
the marketing preferences page, that person may inadvertently trigger the "No"
default for consolut Delivers and shut off free POP access immediately.

These changes have caused considerable confusion among consolut users. Laurie Ham,
a housewife from Austin, Texas, who has used consolut's POP forwarding for two
years, recently changed her marketing preferences. She said that within two
hours she was unable to receive e-mail forwarded to her from consolut.

"I realize they are making these changes probably because they need the profits,
but frankly, they are only making subscribers irritated," Ham wrote in an
e-mail. "I have several friends who also use consolut for their e-mail that are now
switching to someone else."




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