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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 12:33
103-t53748

Also we do have a forum set up for more detailed profiles. But you need to request access to that one.
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 12:50
Done. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 14:11
ND was definitely my worst offender. I eventually just added nd.edu to my list of blocked senders. Couln't take the constant emails anymore...

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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 14:37
Oh Goodness... Brian Lohr is getting on my nerves... as is Ross, Penn State (Smeal), Vanderbuilt, and others...
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 15:09
That's odd. If these schools are getting your info from GMASS, they are required to provide you with an option to opt out of any future marketing e-mails.

Perhaps a complaint to GMAC is in order?

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Oh Goodness... Brian Lohr is getting on my nerves... as is Ross, Penn State (Smeal), Vanderbuilt, and others...
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 15:35
I am getting a LOT of spam from UNC these days ..
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2008, 14:40
Brian Lohr's handwritten notes were nice. Then it got annoying, but it may be nice again. It has become tempting to apply with waived fees and a guaranteed response in one week! People like me may be the reason he is sending that info out. Sorry folks.
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2008, 14:57
I get all of these too - ND is BY FAR the worst offender. Currently, a large portion of my job is to send out emails (about 1 million per week) to past customers of my company. I can assure you that NO HUMAN looks at these mails. They will never notice, get their feelings hurt, etc. if you unsubscribe. Though, since these ARE legitimate emailers (as opposed to people selling herbal enhancers), they will unsubscribe you. If they don't they can get in some SERIOUS trouble under the can-spam ACT. Large fines, jail time, etc =)
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2008, 15:21
Speak of the devil.....

Dear XXXX,
As a Priority Candidate to the Notre Dame MBA Program, I wanted to alert you to some special opportunities. You and a limited number of other Priority Candidates are eligible to apply for free, take advantage of a special Priority Candidate deadline and receive an expedited decision on admission and fellowship opportunities!
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2008, 11:45
Yet another school:

Dear [:FNAME/Prospective Graduate Student]:

Greetings from Emerson College!
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2008, 20:52
"Batu" from Golden Gate University sending spam on Gmat Club (private messages)? What will they think of next? I just wonder.. does this REALLY work for recruiting anyone?
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 01:44
Penn State has been the most persistent and the most annoying of all the spammers for me. Few schools sent mails soon after the GMAT but they stopped after a couple of tries and I really appreciate that. Now I can understand that these schools are trying to get you to apply just to see what they get but I dont appreciate schools that don't stop trying after so many months. I know there is a saying that "persistence pays" but in this case I think it should be "persistence backfires". Oh yeah!!! there's another school from FLORIDA which keeps promising of full rides to scores above 700!!!!
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 02:09
I wrote a post in my blog about that the other day...offender HKUST:

http://mbahighwaypart-two.blogspot.com/ ... ng-me.html

With HKUST its not the quantity but rather the quality...
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 03:24
HKUST = Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Probably the place I`ll end up going to. My avatar is a picture of their campus
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 05:11
toga, no offense to your designated school but that email really was beyond any good taste.
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 05:18
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toga, no offense to your designated school but that email really was beyond any good taste.

no offense taken :)

As you may have guessed, they don`t have a marketing specialization as part of their curriculum
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 09:46
OMG LOL! That was a great email! :P
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 16:57
had noticed that mail myself and had even wondered what they were trying to do with that advertisement. It was a truly awful way of getting people to apply!!!
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2008, 14:18
gmatclb wrote:
I wouldn't say lesser schools.

But these come from schools with aggresive marketing strategies.

Shhh..it's "Post-Segmented High-Frequency Application Enablers" in MBA-speak :P
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Re: Spamming schools? [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2008, 20:30
Anyone sick of Penn State. Just yesterday they sent a mail saying that it is the last chat of the season so I was happy that it would be their last mail but today I was surprised to see another mail!!! I am just tired of opening my mailbox and seeing Penn State. :(
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