SPAM Alert: The Book Man


For the past several months, I’ve received unsolicited emails from a company called The Book Man at about Bible and book repair. I wouldn’t be unhappy or posting this article, if the owner of The Book Man allowed recipients a way to unsubscribe from his email list.

In fact, I’ve provided FREE advice about email marketing, federal SPAM laws and using programs such as MailChimp in order to comply with these laws and to allow recipients to unsubscribe.

On 3 November 2013, I received the following response to my demand to be removed from the list:

“I apologize once again. I have 2 people working for me and they apparently are not communicating.  This address has, again, been purged.”

Since I’ve received two more emails (21 November and today 29 November), I’m to assume that this is just all a game to The Book Man.

How to File a Complaint with the FTC about SPAM

If you have received any SPAM emails for which you cannot unsubscribe or if a business has persisted in sending you emails despite your requests to stop, here is what you can do:

  • Visit and scroll to the Report Spam section.
  • Forward any spam emails to
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by clicking here.


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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.