Don’t spam me, bro

I got a pretty HTML spam email from Microsoft about the opening of their Mission Viejo, CA retail store today. This was probably not a smart marketing decision…

  1. Spam is bad; I don’t remember ever asking for this
  2. I haven’t lived in the area for 3 years. What old product reg info were they pulling from?
  3. All links in the mail run through the email marketing partner’s domain, so I’m never going to click them… haven’t they heard of phishing?

Although I have to admit, I’m tempted to swing by when I’m down that way visiting the folks for Christmas, just to see a Microsoft store… :)