Update: Simon Snelling, CEO of Rebecca Ellis Greene has reached out to me and apologized about the whole thing. They were moving web-hosts and something went haywire. That being said, the post will still help anyone in a similar situation. I would like to clarify that this was an isolated incident and the removal process does in fact appear to work just fine.
Update #2: Simon truly does seem like a genuine guy. I believe he does run an honest business. If you have trouble getting off of their email list, please leave a comment on this post and I will forward the link to Simon, the CEO.
If you’ve been getting emails from Lucy Burton-Browne of Rebecca Ellis Greene, or if any other person is sending you crazy amounts of emails, this post might help.
This morning, I have received over 400 emails (and counting) from the same address. Lucy Burton-Browne at email@example.com. 400 emails in a 4 hour span. That’s over one per minute. My webhost actually shut my site down from several hours because of this activity.
There is a removal line at the end of the email. I followed those instructions but the emails are still coming in.
This is what the email says:
“I`m Lucy Burton-Browne from Rebecca Ellis Greene. We are working with a number of respected finance and property sector clients including leading television advertised brands. We have a suggestion which we hope will be useful for lookbeforespending.com.
We may be able to offer you some free of charge content for lookbeforespending.com in return for a link back to a relevant client site. We have substantial teams of professional in-country writers located in the UK and the USA. We can have them (at our expense) research and write some content specifically for you to publish on lookbeforespending.com. If it suits you, there is the potential to do this for more than one client.
You have complete control over the subject and focus for each piece; the content will be unique to lookbeforespending.com and there are definitely no costs or other commitments for you. All we would ask is that for each piece of content you agree with us, you allow us to include one simple text link to the client`s site within the content.
There is further information including answers to frequently asked questions on our website at rebeccaellisgreene.com
Please let me know if this would potentially work for you and we can come back to you with further details.
Thanks and kind regards – Lucy Burton-Browne, Online Partnerships
Removal is probably the wrong word – you are not on any kind of mailing list because we identify and approach sites individually. However, I really do not want to upset anyone by making contact and if I have done so, I`m really sorry. I am always trying to improve our approach. Given that we have other sites, if you could reply with REMOVE in the subject line and (if possible) your reason, I will ensure that I learn from it!
Oh great. Free content. Thanks. I’d love to post that free content just as soon as you stop crippling my site.
A quick Google search and I found this from canyoutrustthem.com:
To which Lucy Burton Brown of Rebecca Ellis Greene hilariously responded:
My favorite part: she says “immediately and permanently” when referring to being removed from the email list. That is simply untrue.
What I did?
I contacted my host and asked them to block emails coming in from her. They stopped shortly after that.
Oh, and remember that picture at the top? Here’s a little update of emails that came in as I wrote this post: