This morning I received a spam email from SE ("The Overflow - issue #1..."). At the bottom it says that "You’re receiving this email because you are subscribed to The Overflow Newsletter from Stack Overflow". This is news to me. Personally I hate spam with a vengeance - it's something of a character flaw, and never sign up to unnecessary nonsense. So I checked the email settings that the email footer linked to, and apparently I've signed up to quite a few things:
It's entirely possible I signed up to the "Inbox" as that directly affects me. But "An email rounding up the best..." is in my mind the worst of the internet, and exactly what I loathe.
I've not received spam from SE before. The last email from SE I have in my system is from April 2016 with questions in a tag I subscribed to - it took just 24 hours before I got fed up with that and switched it off again.
It seems like "The overflow" is a new thing as this is issue 1. And it seems like you think my permission to send junk emails is new as you've sent nothing to me for many years (if ever). Which would imply any permission is recent - but I remember nothing.
My memory is not infullable and maybe in a temporary fit of insanity, or some rush of gratitude over hours of work saved by some answer on SO that I ticked a load of stuff. But it would be an extraordinary thing for me to do - I'm obsessive about not doing so.
I'm an EU citizen, and the email address you sent to is a personal, home address, not related to any other organisation, therefore under GDPR you require active consent from me to send this nonsense. So, can you provide evidence to back up your assertion in the email, such as what I clicked on and when, and to show that I have in fact gone nuts?