17 October 2017 update. I’ve not had any further E-mails from Oakley for a few months so I’m going to stick my neck out and say that I have eventually managed to get unsubscribed. Of course, if anything changes then I’ll be back to updating this post.
You are in breach of the anti-spam regulations. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to unsubscribe from your E-mail newsletter a number of times. Despite my best attempts, you still insist on sending me E-mail.
In some of your recent newsletters your unsubscribe link went to the home page of your website
When the unsubscribe link did work, on the 29 December, I assumed that this meant that I was actually unsubscribed. But alas no, you say you are sad to see me go, but you don’t actually let go do you, Oakley?
You had to spoil it, the great memories of our time together, ruined because you contacted me again on 12 February. When we split up (or so I thought) it was me, it wasn’t you, it was me, I just wanted a bit less stuff in my inbox. Now, it’s changed, it’s you, Oakley, you are like a really needy ex-girlfriend who just can’t see that it’s over.
Well, Oakley, it is over, we’re finished, please don’t contact me again. I have unsubscribed again today,
- 14 February
- 19 February
- 12 March
- 15 March
- 21 March
- 27 March
- 30 March
- 3 April
- 7 April
- 11 April
- 4 May
- 13 May
- 16 May
- 19 May
- 24 May
if you send me one more unsolicited E-mail I won’t be writing slightly tongue in cheek posts, I’ll be reporting you.*
And don’t you dare even think about telling me that it takes time for me to be unsubscribed from your list, because I run mailing lists for clients, and I know this is bullshit.
Update 14 February
@Oakley have responded to me on Twitter, asking me to send them my E-mail address so they can unsubscribe me. I’ve refused, me sending my Email address doesn’t fix the underlying problem that the Oakley E-mail marketing system appears to be broken. It’s a bit like you telling your bank there is a security issue and them fixing it for you and not everyone who uses the bank. I get that that statement is a bit melodramatic but you get my point? Fix the problem for everyone and not just the person who shouts.
Hi,could u pls send us ur request to email@example.com and we will send it to the right department. Many thanks— Oakley (@oakley) February 14, 2017
Hi, we need your email address so that we can unsubscribe you. You could DM this to us or email us. Thanks, Sam.— Oakley (@oakley) February 16, 2017
No, I have pressed the unsubscribe button several times, I want you to unsubscribe me and fix your broken system. More spam today 🙁— Mike Rawlins (@mike_rawlins) February 19, 2017
In order to look into the issue further, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with dates you had tried to unsubscribe.— Oakley (@oakley) February 21, 2017
All Oakley need to do is read this post again, and they will see all the dates I have tried to unsubscribe.
19 February update, more spam arrived from Oakley this morning.
Again I have pressed the unsubscribe link and again Oakley are sorry to see me go, I hope I have gone, but let’s see about that shall we?
11 March I received another unsolicited mailing from Oakley
and again I have pressed the unsubscribe button at the foot of the mailshot.
15 March, yet more spam from Oakley this morning.
once again I have unsubscribed from their mailing list.
Will it be this time that actually unsubscribes me? We can hope.
Nope, sadly not. 21 March and more spam arrived from Oakley this morning.
Once again I have unsubscribed using the link in the E-mail, once again Oakley are sad to see me go. If only they would let go.
More spam from Oakley came in over the weekend
Again I have unsubscribed, surely this time they will get the message, won’t they?
30 March update. More spam from Oakley this morning offering me 50% off.
Today I made a video of me unsubscribing, just to shake things up a bit, you know to stop this ever expanding post getting boring.
for you traditionalists, here is the obligatory screen grab of the unsubscribe confirmation.
Maybe this time the planets will align and I’ll be unsubscribed, we’ll find out in the next week or so.
Yes, you got me Oakley, a great April Fool, you sent me another unsolicited newsletter as a joke didn’t you, you’re just trying to make me think I wasn’t unsubscribed, aren’t you?
This arrived on Saturday morning
Again I pressed the unsubscribe link but this time I got this
But not being one to give up on trying to unsubscribe to the Oakley newsletters I press unsubscribe again and this time, they were Sad To See Me Go, we can only hope that the sadness wears off over time.
So let’s see if I can finally get unsubscribed this time.
Bubba! Bubba Watson in an Oakley polo shirt and glasses appeared in my inbox this morning.
Again I pressed the unsubscribe link, again I have been unsubscribed
Will it really happen this time?
11 April update
I’ve reached level 10 of the great Oakley unsubscribe game. More spam arrived this morning
You know the score, I’ve pressed the unsubscribe button, again…….
I thought things had come together, the planets had aligned and I was finally unsubscribed. Sadly I was wrong, 4 May saw more spam from Oakley.
May the fourth be with me I thought as I pressed the unsubscribe button, again, (see what I did there?), so let’s see.
So the forth (said in a Chris Eubank voice) wasn’t with me. 13 May saw another mail from Oakley.
I ‘jabbed’ the unsubscribe button again.
16 May. 50% off! Woohoo, Oakley emailed me again this morning.
I pressed the bargain basement unsubscribe button again. Oakley says they are sad to see me go, Again, Again, Again….. Let’s see eh? I’m not convinced, I think if I get to 15 unsubscribes I can claim goods to the value of £500 or something.
19 May, today I got Julian Wilson (whoever he may be) in my inbox from Oakley. Julian Says #Cantstop a bit like the constant spam I get from Oakley. So here you go, you know the score, here is the screen shot of today’s spam.
And here is the screen grab of my unsubscribe notification.
Oakley #cantstop sending me mails, but I can only hope that today will be the day they do stop.
24 May World Class Waves, waves of rage on my part, still I can’t get the unsubscribe link to work…
Again I waved my mouse over the unsubscribe button and clicked. Again Oakley is sad to see me go, I doubt they will ever let go. I’m wondering what the next steps are with this, maybe contact one of the tech writers out there.
*I’ve changed my mind, I’m going to keep updating this post each time I get spam from Oakley until they fix the problem.