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Using Blind Carbon Copies (Bcc) to Contact Translation Agencies
Thread poster: Nelson Yemeli

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Excellent! May 11, 2017

Michal Fabian wrote:

If the recipient thinks it's spam, it's spam. Nothing to do with the sender at all.


I was going to repeat what distinguishes spam from regular mail in my opinion, but I've realized that your definition is a far better and useful one. Excellent!


[Edited at 2017-05-11 13:34 GMT]


 

Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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Yes, that also is spam May 11, 2017

Robert Rietvelt wrote:

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

I cannot tell about other countries, but using Bcc to send the same email to a set of people is illegal under our Data Protection Act. You would be the subject of hefty fines over here for that.

As for my personal opinion, what you plan to do is simple and plain spam. I would report such email as spam to blacklist services.


Lets turn this around. What about all those agencies that send bulkmails, starting with "Hi everybody" instead of "Hi Robert, are you available for...."?

Is that spam too?

[Edited at 2017-05-11 08:02 GMT]


Yes, that also is spam, and I got a filter for that also.


 

Maija Cirule  Identity Verified
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In my humble opinion, May 12, 2017

Nelson Yemeli wrote:

Dearest Colleagues,
I contact many translation agencies weekly to offer my services, sending the very same e-mail to different companies. I am now considering using blind carbon copies to contact as many agencies as possible with a single e-mail.
Please, kindly share your thoughts and ideas about this.
Thanks and regards,
Nelson


by sending such e-mails we position ourselves as beggars and no wonder that agencies treat us like beggars, who can't be choosers. No offense intended, but such practices are detrimental to our industry and all translators.


 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
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Mail = spam May 12, 2017

Erik Freitag wrote:

Michal Fabian wrote:

If the recipient thinks it's spam, it's spam. Nothing to do with the sender at all.


I was going to repeat what distinguishes spam from regular mail in my opinion, but I've realized that your definition is a far better and useful one. Excellent!


[Edited at 2017-05-11 13:34 GMT]


Glad we sorted that one out.:-)

[Edited at 2017-05-12 15:34 GMT]


 

Michal Fabian  Identity Verified
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You're most welcome. May 16, 2017

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