After numerous spam to an email address I never send email from, so can only have been harvested or "guessed", I thought I'd try and get back at the spammers.
Here's the email I've just sent to the spam addresses and the company's domain contacts.
Tomorrow, it will be sent by registered post to confirm they've received it.
If there is no response after this, we'll be going to court.
Let's see how this pans out.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Bill for damages for illegal commercial email received
Regarding the following unsolicited commercial emails to a personal mail box with no prior business relationship.
1) "Peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are protected" from "Compare Life <firstname.lastname@example.org>" on 17 Jul 2013 09:20:47 +0100
2) "Superbikes at Silverstone" from "Three days racing <email@example.com>" on 17 Jul 2013 02:12:03 -0700
3) "Festive luxury and charming cities by Pullman" from "Superb Christmas <firstname.lastname@example.org>" on Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:35:43 +0100
4) "Squeeze sales from your customer records" from "Masterclass Sales <email@example.com>" on 18 Jul 2013 01:58:23 -0700
5) "Keep your nerve when they ask for more" from "Professional Negotiating <firstname.lastname@example.org>" on 19 Jul 2013 01:25:11 -0700
6) "Get Laser Eye Surgery for 30% off today" from "HealthyVision <email@example.com>" on 20 Jul 2013 10:02:08 +0100
7) "A powerful sales master-class" from "Sales Driven <firstname.lastname@example.org>" on 22 Jul 2013 03:39:21 -0700
8) "Compare quotes for franking machines" from "Free Franking Trial <email@example.com>" on 22 Jul 2013 14:27:52 +0000
All these emails have been received from domains and servers owned by World trading Partners (BVI 1611097) and Communicado Ltd (Company number: 3709008), both located at:
5th Floor Amphenol Business Complex
As you are a registered company in the UK, you are subject to section 22 of The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and have transmitted an unsolicited communication for the purpose of direct marketing by means of electronic mail to an individual subscriber contrary to section 22 of The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
This is not a Data Protection Act issue, or an issue with your "unsubscribe" link - the regulations have been breached by sending an email without having had a sale or negotiations with me and without my consent to the email being sent.
You now owe me damages as per section 30 of those regulations. If you promptly pay £80 in damages, I will not pursue you for damages as per the regulations or report your breach to the ICO so that they can consider fining you.
This is £10 for each of the emails received from you and your domains in the last week.
I will be sending further requests for any subsequent emails I receive from your domains.
I will be sending a copy of this email by registered post to your domain registration address and your registered company address and look forward to payment of £80 within 14 days or I will issue a county court claim against you without further notice.
Please send payment to Deanna Earley, XXXXXXXXX, or I can supply details for BACS if you'd prefer.
As you are also breaching Daily's AUP on bulk email (http://www.daily.co.uk/terms/bulkemail.html), they have also been included in this request.
Update: They've replied.