Email All Your Users Day

By Deane Barker on September 13, 2003

In my eight years on the Internet, I’ve subscribed to hundreds of services and created at least that many user accounts across the Web. In the last few years, I’ve gotten better at recording the user names and passwords when I do this, but there are still many, many dozen user accounts of mine out there that have been forgotten through dis-use, or forgotten after I did the one thing for which I signed up for the account.

Therefore, I hereby proclaim December 1 as “Email All Your Users Day.” On that day, everyone who runs a service that has user accounts should email ALL their users to remind them they have an account, what the account is for, and where the login screen is. The member can then decide what he or she wants to do with it.

(Don’t email the password automatically, of course, or else December 1 will quickly become “Fire Up Your SMTP Relay Sniffers to Capture Emailed Passwords Day.”)

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