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How not to send invite emails
11 points by caw on Feb 24, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite
I got this email from a site just now, entirely unrequested.

Subject: [URGENT] Streem.io - Watch Movies & TV Shows Instantly!

Body: "Hey there,

One of your friends just invited you to Streem.io, a new service that lets you watch your favorite movies and TV shows anywhere, anytime. Streem lets you browse and watch movies and TV shows in our catalog from various providers, all for free. You can also add your own media content via upload or transfer it in through BitTorrent, cloud storage, or a URL to store and stream it instantly on any device, and share it all with your friends and family!

Sign up at www.streem.io today. We're also giving away $5,000 in cash prizes to the top people that refer their friends, so sign up, get your friends on board, and enjoy!

Thanks for your support, The Streem Team

Unsubscribe <link>"

The mail didn't use a high priority flag, but nothing about this email is urgent in any fashion. You don't tell me which friend invited me, which makes it dubious that anyone actually did. Why is there an unsubscribe link for a single email? This implies you're going to spam me more.

Unfortunately it came through a forwarded email address, so I can't mark it as spam on that provider, only locally.

Please don't do this for your invites and startup mails.

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