I'm not far from blocking codeforums in my inbox. I've been here several years and now I'm being hit at least twice a week with commercial emails from this site which is then attempting to harvest a second email address from me. Look at this:
Note that I've deleted others between those days.
So in you go and take a look and get something like this:
First of all I did not subscribe to this. These emails are completely new and unwarranted. Secondly the unsubscribe link in the emails points to priorityoneemail.com - completely different from the tradepub.com links to the advertised products in the email. I think it's quite clear that priorityoneemail.com is simply going to update a database to confirm my email address is real and active.
Finally when you click the link in the email it becomes blatently obvious that this is an email harvesting excercise:
Look at the url - it's confirming my email address. Then there is the box that wants another (work) email address - presumably to hit that just as relentlessly as my personal inbox. Then apparently I'll be agreeing to tradepub.coms terms if I submit the form - yet apparently tradepub.com don't give a damn about my privacy anyway as they've already confirmed my personal email address in the url. I live in the UK so the Data Protection Act applies and MAS MEDIA have breached this and not by accident.
To put it bluntly MAS MEDIA, this is a bad tactic. You've given us no warning of these new emails, given us no option to opt out (or at least if you have you haven't made it clear) and apparently you think more of spamming us than building a community Congratulations, you're using every trick in the book to kill the site!