YouMint AdMail Spam [Resolved]


I am really frustrated at for sending me YouMint AdMail..and tired for setting up GMail filters to move them to trash.

This all started when someone by name of “Shivprasadrahoriya Prajapat” used my email address for registering with YouMint. Below is that email.

From: “”
Date: 1 December 2009 12:21:01 PM GMT+05:30
Subject: Important message: YouMint Registration Confirmation + Sign-on Gift.

Hello Shivprasadrahoriya Prajapat,

Welcome to YouMint! You have just joined an elite community of people who care about their society and want to make a real difference.

Click on this link now to activate your account and receive your SIGN-ON GIFT:

Every advert that is sent to you generates money and you can choose to keep it all to yourself OR donate it to charity in full or part. You can choose the charity and the cause you want to support!

Members have generated over Rs. 1 Crore and there are over 30 lakh members who are part of this elite club.

WE THANK YOU and as a small gesture from us, please use YouMint to send sms at no cost to you.

Remember, a small gesture by everyone on YouMint will make a big difference. Invite your friends to this revolution and empower them to make a difference too! Their interactions will contribute towards your earnings as well.

Thanks once again for choosing to be a part of this revolution.


Team YouMint

———– Disclaimer————–
Received this in error? Forward this email to to delete your record.

Notice that there is a email verification link, which I never clicked. So the account shouldn’t be active.

Alright, I had sent following mail to

I have not registered. Please don’t send me any mail.

I got following reply,

Hi Shiv,

We would like to inform you that YouMint is a site of real people and it sends permission based e-mails to its registered users only.

It seems you have forgotten creating an account at As per our records your account has been registered with on 1st Dec, 09 with the username “shivprasadra”. Hence, the mails received by you from YouMint are not “Spam mails”. These mails are “AD Mails”, which are permission based promo mails.

However, if you still wish to unsubscribe, you will need to send a request mail to from the e-mail id which you used at the time of registering with YouMint along with the following details: your username and mobile number.


You Wrote :

I have not registered. Please don’t send me any mail.

From the reply mail it seems they didn’t understood my mail. Also interestingly they have provided email address where I can send mail to unsubscribe.

Following was my reply to both and,


Thanks for the mail. But someone else used my email id to register
with youmint… and I am getting these mails. You should verify the
email address of the user to check it belongs to him before allowing
him to proceed with account creation.

Can you please either don’t associate my email id with “shivprasadra”
or delete the account?


Hoping to get “you have been unsubscribed” sort of mail, following landed in my mailbox,

Hi Shiv,

To assist you with your query, we have suspended your account to avoid any further communication.

However, in case you wish to permanently delete your account then you’ll need to provide us with your registered mobile number to enable us to take the necessary step and do the needful.

I don’t know what suspended stands for in dictionary, but I am still getting YouMint AdMail… The irony is that they are asking mobile number which was used for registration for permanently deleting account…. so dear Mr Shivprasadrahoriya Prajapat can you provide me your mobile number so that I won’t be spammed with YouMint mails..

Update [10-Dec-2009]: Today I received following email from YouMint…

Hi Shivprasadra! As per request your Youmint a/c with user name Shivprasadra has been deleted.Please be informed that you have lost the entire network and the account earning (if any), which can not be retrieved again.


Thanks a lot…


Online SBI and Usability

I had recently applied for Online SBI, and surprisingly I was handed the pre-printed internet banking user id and password instantly.

Quite happy, I tried to login after few days on, guess what…. it didn’t allowed me login showing “Invalid username or password.”

There is a link on login page “Trouble Logging In” which is nothing but a form mailer. The reason for this blog post is this “Trouble Logging In”

It asks for all the details in 6-7 fields like account number,email etc… after submitting the request, it threw me below error…

Where is all the data that I have entered….????


I do not understand, when will the people like those at Online SBI understand the user experience…


Microsoft to Invest $1.7 Billion in India

Microsoft Corp. plans to invest $1.7 billion in India over four years to deepen its presence in the fast-growing software powerhouse, Chairman Bill Gates said on Wednesday. The country’s $17-billion export-oriented software services industry, expected to grow by nearly a third in the year to March 2006, has been a magnet for multinationals lured by wages in India that are often a fifth of Western counterparts.

About half Microsoft’s investment will be spent on beefing up its existing research and development center, its global software delivery unit and expanding to 33 cities with 700 retail outlets. “We have about 4,000 people (in India); we would be growing that by 3,000 over the next several years,” Gates told reporters at a news conference. “The human resources here are really fantastic. Our employment growth here would be far more rapid than in the U.S.” Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, joins a host of companies drawn to India, where economic growth is expected to top 7 percent this fiscal year.


India: Speaking your language

The Indian government is funding an initiative to distribute free CDs containing open-source software. Around 3.5 million CDs of Tamil-language versions of open-source applications and 3.5 million Hindi-language CDs containing have already been sent out. There are plans to distribute software translated into all 22 official languages of India.



Morgan Stanley’s Steven Roach Discusses India

Morgan Stanley economist Steve Roach outlines his view of India:

Lacking in saving and investment — and the infrastructure and industrial capacity that such flows would support — India has had no choice but to turn to services as the sustenance of economic growth and development. Consequently, unlike China’s deliberate focus on manufacturing, India’s services bias has emerged partly by default — hence the “accidentalâ€? aspect of this strategy noted above. The good news for India, however, is that its services-based approach has played to many of its greatest strengths — especially in the new IT-enabled service sector. Drawing heavily on its deep and high-quality stock of human capital, IT competence, and English-language skills, companies such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro, and now Genpact are all leading-edge players in the integrated systems solutions business — setting the pace in one of the world’s fasting growing and most dynamic industries. In terms of it absolute size, India’s IT-enabled service sector is small — accounting for only 5% of the overall Indian GDP growth in 2003, according to Chetan Ahya, our India economist. But this sector is on a pace to double its growth contribution over the next five years — underscoring the increasingly powerful potential of India’s “new services.â€?

Full article here.