13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2013 10:42 PM by what_the_what
Theseus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

The other day I got an email with the subject line :

A special invitation to try a new iCloud feature.

 

There is no unsubscribe link in the email.

 

 

Why is Apple emailing me a spam link with no unsubscribe link?

 

When did I sign up for iCloud emails?

 

How can I be unsubscribed?

 

Thanks!

  • 1. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    Theseus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Any ideas, anyone?

  • 2. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,195 points)

    You could always go to your mail on icloud.com and set up a rule to send emails with a certain subject line or from a specific sender to your junk folder, as outlined here: http://help.apple.com/icloud/#mm6b1a3f8a.

  • 3. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    Theseus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I don't use iCloud for my email so I can't do that, I'm afraid. This was sent to my regular email account.

  • 4. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,195 points)

    Many email providers provide a similar function.  You might check with yours to see if it is available.

  • 5. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    Theseus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I've already marked as spam. I know how to do that. But I need to find out how to get off the list.

  • 6. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,195 points)

    Haven't seen any documentation on that; not even sure it's possible.  You would probably have to contact Apple and ask.

  • 7. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    Theseus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I can't afford to do that so I'm posting here to see if other users have any ideas or suggestions on how to unsubscribe from these marketing emails. Clearly you don't have any helpful input, but thank you for trying.

  • 8. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    ThisIsMyAcct Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I think you may be missing the point.  It shouldn't have to be marked as spam.  Any email from Apple/iCloud should have an unsubscribe feature.  I also received this spam from Apple and yet on my settings I have it set to receive NO email from them.

  • 9. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    Theseus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yeah for real. How do we unsubscribe from these messages?

  • 10. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (5,800 points)

    how to unsubscribe from these marketing emails.

     

    It wasn't a marketing email. It was notice of an invitation to try a new feature before it is released. They are not trying to sell you anything. If you don't want to accept the invitation, just delete it.

     

    You agreed to receive such notices about the iCloud service when signing up - or didn't you read the Terms & Conditions before agreeing?

     

    See: http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/icloud/en/terms.html

     

    Notices

     

    Apple may provide you with notices regarding the Service, including changes to this Agreement, by email to your iCloud email address (and/or other alternate email address associated with your Account if provided), by regular mail, or by postings on our website and/or the Service.

  • 11. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    Theseus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I'm not subscribed to iCloud, so no, I never read the terms or conditions.

    Spam email. No option to unsuscribe. Since I don't have iCloud it's a pretty easy arguement to make that they are trying to sell me something.

  • 12. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (5,800 points)

    iCloud is free. Even Apple's marketing department can't sell you things that are free.

     

    These invitations have only been sent to registered users of iCloud - so you must've signed up for it at some point in the past using your AppleID, even if you don't use it now.

  • 13. Re: How to unsubscribe from your emails
    what_the_what Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i agree that it is marketing, for the record.  selling an idea, getting word out, pushing a new "feature" is still selling, in my opinion.

    regardless, it's unsolicited email, whether anyone wants to call it marketing or not.

     

    that said, i would have to go through setting up an apple email-capable device again (which i no longer have the capability to do) to verify with certainty, but i do believe there is a link to terms and conditions for the icloud "service" when you first set up, say, an iPad.  it was a little over a year ago when i set one up for someone at work and i created an appleID of my own during setup just to see how it goes so i could instruct the end user.

     

    unfortunately snozdop is (mostly) correct.  loosely defined terms and conditions aside, this email that i also highly disagree with having received today, would fall under the "Transactional Messages" stipulation of the CAN-SPAM act of 2003.

     

    as appalling as it is on principle, you would best be served in filtering or deleting such messages in the future.

     

    since another questionable practice of not allowing you to delete your appleID exists, that is not an option to stop these occurrences.  the best you could do there is change the email address on file to an alternate destination (although it has to be a verifiable address, you don't have to confirm it to change it).

     

    best of luck.