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    Question Mailing lists

    I heard that you can send relevant contest to open mailing lists. Could this be perceived as spamming? How sensitive is this issue ?
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    Depends where you get the mailing list and if they gave you permission to email them.

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    Bulk emailing is an extremely sensitive issue and it is very easy to pick the wrong list and have your message end up getting treated as spam. That said, when done right, with the right vendors and the right creative, email can be one of the most effective forms of marketing. What are you thinking about promoting and with what sort of email blast?
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    I have two lists that allow you to send in articles. That's what I am planning to do.
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    When you say you "have" these lists what do you mean? Are they your lists (did people sign up on your site) or are they lists you bought/ rented/ are mailing to randomly?
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    there are public groups that have mailing lists about certain APIs for instance or other topics that one can contribute if you have good content. They have an adress that you can send your stuff to and they will publish it *hopefully*.
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    In that case you're not likely to run into many issues provided that those lists are run ethically and within can-spam regulations.
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    Yeah I guess you're right but how they get their subscribers is outside my control. So I'll just have to go with those that seem ethical to me.
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    very effective way of market if u have good mailing list go for it.

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    There are many companies that offer such services. Just search for, for example, email marketing company.

    1) Here are a few things you must consider before proceeding on the matter.

    Check if the company offering such services has a list of "Opt-In" subscribers. These are people who are signed in and agreed to receive e-mails from that particular company.

    Buying "cheap" leads or availing services from companies that do not have "Opt-In" Subscribers can result in spam complaints and your internet business could be in hot waters before you can wink.

    Of course, there are professional companies in this arena too and you must use them if you have a one-off requirement.

    2) The best way, in the long run, is to build your own Opt-In list. It pays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by winingteam View Post
    2) The best way, in the long run, is to build your own Opt-In list. It pays!
    This is really a good way making a mailing list. On the other hand, it will really take a lot of your time and effort to build up this list. But then again, I think its worth it.


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