"Prefer not to hear about Mother's Day?"

"Don't want to hear about Mother's Day?  We understand - let us know below"

Is anyone else getting these emails?  Can anyone explain why getting an email solely about opting out of Mother's Day emails is somehow better than just receiving a run-of-the-mill email with Mother's Day type stuff?  
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  • TripleH
    TripleH Posts: 3,018 Forumite
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    Ah, but you can pay for this luxury service.. .
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  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,637 Forumite
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    k3lvc said:
    "Don't want to hear about Mother's Day?  We understand - let us know below"

    Is anyone else getting these emails?  Can anyone explain why getting an email solely about opting out of Mother's Day emails is somehow better than just receiving a run-of-the-mill email with Mother's Day type stuff?  
    Because for those of us that have recently (or less recently) lost parents the bombardment of seasonal emails can be triggering/upsetting - for me personally I welcome the opportunity to opt-out
    Agree.


    Some years ago I kept getting Mother's Day Gift Suggestions from some organisation (forget which). Contacted them and informed them that these suggestions were inappropriate for people who were recently bereaved. MDGS ceased.
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  • Brie
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    edited 18 March 2022 at 6:53PM
    It's also upsetting for those who have miscarried or otherwise lost children.  

    Odd that I've never seen anything like this regarding father's day.
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  • coffeehound
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    Obviously not belittling anyone's grief but I still don't understand why the opt-out email is somehow less upsetting than just getting emails on MS that can be mass deleted next day.  Although it might reduce the number arriving the following year, with GDPR that is less certain. It does seem like the co's are exploiting it as an opportunity to increase engagement (and maybe refresh the GDPR timescale?)
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    edited 18 March 2022 at 10:32PM
    With GDPR, it's more certain that none will be received the following year.

    Opting out of email doesn't increase engagement or 'refresh the GDPR timescale'.  It reduces it, as engagement has dropped and there is less justification for continuing to send comms.
  • I don't understand what the issue is at all, to be honest.  The person is dead and nothing will bring them back.  Dealing with grief includes dealing with reminders of the person you loved.  Not all of them are awful and poignant and, over time, the pain loses the sharpness.  Avoiding all reminders is also avoiding dealing with your loss and grief, it seems to me.  It hurts, but over time and if you learn to deal with the loss, it becomes less painful.  
  • donnac2558
    donnac2558 Posts: 3,610 Forumite
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    I don't understand what the issue is at all, to be honest.  The person is dead and nothing will bring them back.  Dealing with grief includes dealing with reminders of the person you loved.  Not all of them are awful and poignant and, over time, the pain loses the sharpness.  Avoiding all reminders is also avoiding dealing with your loss and grief, it seems to me.  It hurts, but over time and if you learn to deal with the loss, it becomes less painful.  

    But it is not just time.   It is the endless emails of special offers which are useless to us who have no mother, father etc living just extra junk emails I do not want.   Simple cuts down on the junk emails.   Does that help?

    I remember going into a shop the day before Mother's Day and the owner said, "Not going to buy something for your mother on Mother's Day?"   Just said She is dead!   That shut him up.
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