You wouldn’t expect MS to send spam? No, neither would I – surely no major tech company is that dumb?
Well, they seem to have lost the plot on their Surface and OneNote emails.
Register your new Surface and you get a series of “helpful” emails telling you how to use it. Hmm, I don’t need this crap, if I want to know something I’ll Google it (yeah, not Bing!) – where’s the unsubscribe button?
OMG – no unsubscribe!
Must be something in my MS account – but no, it’s all set to the correct “don’t send me crap” settings. The not-well-known Profile Center also looks clean.
And then, I get an email from OneNote.
“Notebooks are social. So pass it on.” “Forward this email to family and friends so they can join the party!”
Ah, no. My notebook is absolutely not f*****g social, it’s my notebook, if I wanted it to be social I would have said so but the default setting should be as private as possible.
Microsoft, get a grip – I’m pretty sure most people who buy a Surface are not aiming to turn it into a social hub, and are quite happy to read the documentation in their own good time without being spammed.