I’m well known for my hyper-sensitivity to illness/sick people/potential infection. Despite my caring nature, I simply can’t stand being around people who have infectious illness. Got a bad cold? Soldiering on though, by coming into town to go shopping/travel in a confined space such as a bus or train/attend the office – with your many germs? You’re not a brave little soldier for doing that, you’re a selfish idiot who’s now going to infect the entire company/carriage/shopping mall.
On the other end of the same spectrum is our attitude to spam – and by spam I mean junk through to emails and links that carry really bad IT viruses We take this very seriously indeed.
Recently however we’ve had some email addresses from customers that require us to register or create an account or log-on in order to be able to reply to emails from these customers. I assume these systems are created in order to protect that customer from potential spammage/virus threat. Fair enough, it’s your email and your PC..
But, just so you know, if you do have such a system (and I assume that if you do, you know that you do), we won’t be registering with your provider/spam-catcher, or clicking any links that your system may suggest we click in order to communicate with you. It’s a) too risky; b) too risky; and c) a right pain and not really necessary.
We don’t need to prove that we are humans. We know we are. So if you didn’t hear from us, the reasons will almost certainly be: your email address is incorrect; or you’ve got a super-high capacity ‘spam’ catcher (check your junk mail); or you’ve established an email system that requires people or companies to register with you or your email provider. If you think this might be you, I suggest you check your system and enable emails from people you may want or need to hear from, to get through to you without having to jump this hurdle.