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Posting for new emoticons - but also for a survey?

04.07.2005 - 21:14 / filled under default

I received a request for a survey today from Skype - or as it seems. Every link is disguised by a tracking ID and a link to the page http://recp.rm05.net/, there is no visible clue on the skype website that there may be a service request like this, or does the forum state something nor does the blog. But they do ask me for my opinion on new emoticons on the share skype blog ...

While I do understand the need to hide those surveys a bit, why can't I - assuming this is from Skype - easily find information about it on the website? Somewhere saying "yes, it is okay what they do"?

Googleing Silverpop and Skype, I do find a press release:

Silverpop will bring its email marketing expertise to the U.K. through extensive thought capital and market studies. Among the company's first initiatives is to release the results of an email market study that will indicate the key differences in email deliverability in the U.S. and U.K.
So it could be valid. Still a big if. Especially as skype takes the time to put a news on their website "Phishing and Spoofing Alert".

If that is 'expertise', I am quite underwhelmed. In todays world of phishing mails, this is not enough. There has to be more information _on_ the website.

(In case it is a phishing mail, I am happy to provide it - unless I have read about it somewhere in my usual information channels, I will not click ...)

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  1. Thanks for your input. The e-mail you are seeing IS valid, authorized/sent by Skype and we use a third party to send them out and do some usual statistics and tracking. Mentioning this on the web site is a good idea, we're also working on other ways to make the links more obvious.
    Jaanus Kase 05.07.2005 - 10:27

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