SEARSFAIL

I got this email from Sears today:

WHOOPS! The email we sent you Monday had the wrong TV offer in it! We are not offering a Panasonic 54″ class 1080p 600Hz plasma HDTV for $399.99. We apologize for this mistake and assure you that we are taking every step to make sure it doesn?t happen again.

The offer that we currently have is a Panasonic 54″ class 1080p 600Hz plasma HDTV for $1099.99.

Some Thad or Tad or Katie or Caitlin “Email Blast Coordinator” didn’t enhance revenue today.

Dear LazyMailWeb: Why does Yahoo hate freedom?

Is there any way of getting off Yahoo’s email greylist? In the last year all mail from my domain has been delivered at their leisure or maybe never with a 421 Deferred bounce that points to http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/defer/defer-06.html

When I try to make use of that page, it send me to a nonexistent url that rewrites to their consumer Yahoo! mail help page. Some searching about on the web reveals that they “deprioritize” people who aren’t either big well-known ISPs or dialup, and that there’s no way to get off this list that anyone can find; it’s Kafka’s castle.

I’ve never relayed spam. Can I assume that they just don’t know or care what the difference is between joe-job bounces and spamming? It looks from what I see like if you get on that list, it’s just over for you.

The situation is made even more “wonderful” because some friends of mine don’t have explicit Yahoo! email but rather have business email done through them, so that I can’t even tell which email addresses aren’t going to work properly.