You don’t get it, Microsoft. Your customers tried to be nice about it: they don’t want to get e-mail from you. They unsubscribed from all of your news and webcast announcements. They don’t want to hear about your product trials. They don’t want to get e-mail from you. So what did you do? You e-mailed them to find out whether they’ve maybe changed their minds.
Readers who work in the information technology biz and recently quit mailing lists from Microsoft report receiving this message. It’s not even a hint, Microsoft: these people specifically said that they no longer want to receive messages from you.
We sent a message to Microsoft asking what they might have been thinking here, but don’t expect a response.