I just received this email from a friend’.
Unlike my ‘friend’, I’ve protected the names and email addresses included in this email.
The mistake they made is a mistake that I made almost 15 years ago and never made again.
After sending out a bunch of unsolicited emails through my hosts server, they shut me down until I signed a bunch of papers saying that I wouldn’t do so again.
I was using software supplied by a ‘reputable’ marketer to collect the email addresses of everyone who had contacted me through my site.
I thought it was OK.
It’s called SPAM.
In other words, they are email marketing without generating a list of subscribers without an autoresponder.
What I find remarkable is that some newbie marketers are still trying it (marketing to their personal lists through their hosts), despite ALL the spam that is out there… AND all the education available.
I must assume that THEY get unwanted emails, yet think nothing of sending unwanted emails.
REALLY BAD move.
Nowadays, hosting services aren’t so lenient as mine was 15 years ago. They’ll just kill your hosting and email accounts.
So… if you want to send an email to a bunch of your ‘friends’ – build a list using an autoresponder.
My personal choice is Aweber – I’ve been using them ever since I made that mistake more than a decade ago and have never looked back – not through 100’s of thousands of subscribers… AND I’ve never jeopardized my business again either.
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