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Shady email practices

September 10, 2018

Want to make sure that your customers unsubscribe even less than they would otherwise? Make your email long enough so that only the footer gets clipped. Not sure how long that is? Ask eBay. Here’s the email in gmail.

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eBay’s recent promotional email

And here it is when I view the entire message. Only the footer was clipped.

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The same email, this time seen in full

Stephen Weiss

Thanks for reading! My name's Stephen Weiss. I live in Chicago with my wife, Kate, and dog, Finn.
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