Oh, I don’t think so.

I just checked my email. This was waiting for me:

From: [email protected]

To: ****@%%%%.###

Subject: Thank you for your online registration!

Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 11:35:43 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Complete-name-of-the-Salamander,

Thank you for activating your membership online at the Doubleday Book

Club! We are delighted that you have chosen the convenience of online

access to the club catalog and your account. We are certain that you

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Editor-in-Chief, The Doubleday Book Club


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Excuuuuuuse me? Exactly when was I to have applied for and activated this account? How the heck did they get my full name? I am emphatically not pleased.

Well, I’m in a pissy mood anyhow. My response:

To whom it may concern;

I received the following at my email address from you this afternoon. Be assured that I have never “activated” an account at Doubleday, am not interested in having an account at Doubleday, and am very concerned that someone else could activate an account in my name at Doubleday. A brief scan of your terms of agreement verifies that I would not be interested in visiting your site; any company that deals on-line and assumes no responsibility for spreading viruses to other computers is of no interest to me.

I have no idea how you got my email address and name, but I would appreciate your removing that information and my “account” from your files. I would also appreciate a confirmation from your offices when this deletion has been effected.



Oh, and if any of you are interested in their little deal, consider this email forwarded to you.

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