||[Nov. 30th, 2006|10:42 pm]
So I'm retiring my pipex email address in the new year: it's an address I've had for fifteen or twenty years, and it's time for a change.|
I'm going to roll out a new domain name, and have various addresses to the left of the "at" for various different purposes.
Suggest an address to put on the business cards for the IT consultancy and computer network engineering business
Suggest an address to use for communications with DNS registrars and SSL certificate authorities
Suggest an address to quote in respectable SFnal publications like Vector, Mostly Harmless and Banana Wings
Suggest an address to quote in dodgy SFnal publications like Convers[at]ions, Fermat and Mongolian Jird
Suggest an address to use when signing up for things on vendor websites with suspicious-looking privacy policies
Suggest an address to put on the website to entrap evil web-crawling spambots
I agree with them, it is legal for them to contact you.
However, that point is somewhat irrelevant, as you don't seem to have accused them of doing anything illegal.
Your "request" not to be contacted is probably just a request, and therefore not legally binding, but you're quite entitled to take your business elsewhere if they don't abide by it.
Unfortunately most spammers don't have an existing business relationship, so there is no similar stick to beat them with.