Will unsubscribing to spam mail. give more spam?

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  1. Fluid

    Fluid Newbie

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    ive been thinking about this for a while, my gmail account get alot of spam, which google filters out ofcource. but in many of these mail there is a link to "unsub for these mails in the future"
    i have tried this a couple of times, and i often just get to a normal unsub window which tells me im unsubbed.

    so my questions is: as title says, will this just generate more spam mail (since now i actually confirm to them that im a person by clicking it)
     
  2. Taktical

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    My 2 cents is: if it's a legit company then unsub. If its some sleazy link where they lie about who they are, don't.
     
  3. linkme

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    Thats pretty much the answer, there is no blanket rule for this..

    mind you if you hover over the unsub link and its using a service (like aweber etc) then definitely click it imho, some mailing services also have the ability to report as spam.