Know those email recommendations Amazon frequently sends out informing you of a new item it thinks you will like because Hugh Jackman was somehow involved in its creation? ("You were recommended this item because come on, everybody loves Hugh Jackman.") I just got one informing me that there's a new "art house comedy" starring Hugh Jackman playing in select theaters around the country.
I'd been weary of Amazon's email recommendations for some time now -- honestly, those Hugh Jackman tube socks I bought were stiff and uncomfortable; I could practically see right through them -- but this new one pushed me over the top. The item advertised isn't even available on Amazon (not to mention the fact that it isn't even an "item" to begin with), but they're encouraging me to pay for it anyway? It was time for this to stop.
Being the straw that broke the camel's Jackman, this email finally convinced me to click on that "You don't want to get emails like this from us anymore? Just click here" link I always see. It (eventually) took me to a page where I could select the types of communication I want to receive. After deselecting every type, I noticed an additional checkbox that said "receive no email from Amazon." That being exactly the goal I was trying to accomplish, I quickly checked it and clicked Submit.
Here's what the next page said:
Your E-mail Notification Settings have been saved.
You will receive an e-mail confirming your choices.
I just tweaked the template for my site layout to no longer display email addresses of commenting users (the ones who enter one). I have no idea why this wasn't the default behavior to begin with, but now the comments are displayed like most other sites. If you specify a homepage, that link will be used to display your name. If not, there will be no link. You can now feel secure in putting your email address there; I'm the only one who will see it, and you can have replies to your comment automatically mailed to you.
Sorry for the prior inconvenience this may have caused anyone who entered their email not expecting it to be displayed.