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November 11th, 2007
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To everyone of you who received a Cardscan update requests--on your pager, your cell-phone, your mailing lists, your, well you name it, "I" sent it...I'm sorry. I should have known it would happen, and didn't take proper steps to prevent it.

I used to use CardScan AtYourServce (once called AccuCard) for updates, but I had deleted my card file. I currently use Plaxo to synchronize Outlook, GMail, LinkedIn, etc. I was deleting duplicates, and the Plaxo de-duper wasn't catching them all, so I decided to augment it with the CardScan client's de-duper to try to catch more.

When I closed CardScan, it prompted me to back up my file. Unfortunately, my previous preference for automatic update requests was still present on their web-site. When the back-up was loaded, CardScan went wild with the new data, sending out update requests to nearly everyone I've ever e-mailed, including their text-pager and SMS e-mail addresses, mailing lists, etc. For what it's worth, the only thing I thought I was doing based on the dialogs presented was backing up my records. Needless to say, I have since found and turned off the "auto-update request" option. If I can, I'm not only deleting my data, but also my "AtYourService" account. Needless to say, I don't feel like they are "at my service," or yours.

If you receive an update request at an inappropriate address, please follow the link provided to opt your address out. So long as noone else adds you, you are gone forever. [Sadly, from past experience I've learned that they disingenously claim that when another user of their service adds you to their system, that "cancels" your previous opt-out request]. I suspect that from past experience this is true even if I remove and then re-add you. [Say by deleting a file and then saving a new one]. According to their privacy policy, you may also send an e-mail to optout@cardscan.com.

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From:geminigirl
Date:November 11th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Forgiven. It was a good reminder to me, since I'm nearly certain you don't have current information for me, to let you know what it is.

That said, by what method would you like me to update you? Just send an e-mail to you-and if so, where? Or do you have another preference?
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From:happypete
Date:November 11th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)

I would say yes...

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But I've found that I get overwhelmed and forget to put them in my contact list.

Well, it can't hurt to try, right...and worst-case scenario, it'll be in my gmail history if I search for you!

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From:bridgetminerva
Date:November 11th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)

H-A-P-P-Y P-E-T-E

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Already weighed in with MY opinion.
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From:chaos_wrangler
Date:November 11th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for posting this before I got around to trying to figure out how to deal with the e-mail I received. I'm pretty sure you've got my contact info, and in any case you've just proven by demonstration that I can be reached by way of LJ. *g*
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From:dcseain
Date:November 12th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
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I shrugged, figured it was part of modern life, and updated my data. :) All good.
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