Well QUT was very apologetic about sending me spam.
Now I’m going to set my sights a bit higher and make a formal complaint to the Australian Communications & Media Authority.
I know that many universities in Australia send the same spam so this should be a decent blow against Microsoft.
They are going to be pissed when their student mailing list is shut down.
Well I’ve finally snapped.
After three years of receiving Microsoft marketing email from QUT, I’ve finally told them that they are infact breaking the law.
Over here it is illegal to send:
- Unsolicited commercial email with a Australian link
- Commercial email without a unsubscribe link (including solicited email)
The law also has a few other points. QUT was breaking those two.
The email in question was for a $75 copy of Office 2007 Ultimate, RRP of $1150.
Marketing crap straight from Microsoft about their ‘Its Not Cheating’ campaign.
I did not ask for the email nor did it allow me to unsubscribe.
Lets see where this goes.