Shut Up and Let Me Market To You

Oftentimes I'll get an email from some company's list for which the sender's address is I'm sure there's an email marketing expert out there who thinks this makes perfect sense. It's not coming from a person, so don't pretend it's coming from a person, and don't let people think they can reply to the email or they'll be disappointed. Great reasoning.

Except that I don't want an email that's not from a person. There's a good chance I don't want an email that is from a person, either, but you telling me that I can't reply if I want to isn't going to make me more receptive to your marketing message. Subtly, or perhaps not so subtly, you're sending me the message that you don't care about what I have to say, you only care about what you have to say.

And if that's the case, why would I want to give you my money?