Everyday I get at least 5 or 6 "web buyer guides" from Ziff Davis in my inbox. I have never (ever) read one of them and it pisses me off because I get so much crap. So I did what any rational person would do, I scrolled to the bottom of the email and clicked on the "unsubscribe" link (which is another mystery because I never in a million years would actually subscribe to get any offers of any kind from anyone.)
You have been successfully removed from the Web Buyer's Guide White Paper Update newsletter.So first of all, why do they need 48 hours to update the change? Shouldn't it be like 48 seconds at most? BTW, I've done this every day for a week so the 48 hours bit is pure bullshit, they just don't unsubscribe you period.
This change will be reflected in the next 48 hours.
The odd thing is that you can then go into their "subscribers center" where you think you are unsubscribing to their newsletters but the minute you put your email in and update you get subscribed to a bunch of other newsletters. You only discover this by going back into the subscriber center. Sneaky bastards.
I have another solution for unscribing, I just added ziffdavis.com and webbuyersguide.com to my spam filter.