Five ways clear ‘opt-outs’ encourage subscribers to opt-in

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The turbulence that accompanied the full implementation of GDPR has prompted some less-than-ethical marketers to devise creative ways to prevent users from opting out or unsubscribing. Including an easy way to opt out or unsubscribe builds credibility with users.

B2B Email Marketing: Don’t make opting out so hard


Making it easy for recipients of your marketing emails to opt out (or unsubscribe) may seem counterintuitive if you are focused on building your list, but it will actually result in more high quality leads. Making opt-out difficult by hiding the link at the bottom of emails, or not having email preferences accessible on your site, has repercussions. You will increase spam report incidents. Bottom line: Make it easy to opt in and out everywhere, all the time.

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How to Create Cost-Effective Email Campaigns That Won’t Land In Spam


Sadly, on average, over 30% of newsletters—even those your potential customers have opted into—will never reach their inboxes. Spam filters are continually evolving, and that can mean bad news for your business. Staying out of the spam folder is just the first step in getting your customers, the loyal as well as the new, to engage with your content and lead to communication or sale. Email Marketing To Protect Against Spam. Guest post by Bibi Lauri Raven.

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The B2B marketing ironies of our time


Turns out Hubspot’s own growth as a software company has been driven via cold calling through an inside sales team. In the article , I made the case that email marketing policies in B2B should be more flexible than those in consumer, when it comes to strict use of opt-in. Readers argued that nothing justifies opt-out email behavior — which is ironic because opt-out is in fact the guideline operational under the CAN-SPAM Act.

How to Avoid the Spam Trap


There’s something lurking out there, in the corners of the email marketing world, that scares a lot of people: the Spam Trap. They’re scary because most people don’t really understand how spam traps work or how common they are. Unsolicited email isn’t spam – but if you send cold email, you’ll want take precautions to avoid spam traps. What is a spam trap? The purpose of a spam trap is to identify spammers and senders with poor emailing practices.

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When It’s Time to Let Go: 5 Tactics to Improve the Unsubscribe Experience


The alternative— being marked as spam—is much worse because spam complaints hurt your deliverability. FYI: This method can cause accidental unsubscribes from your lists if there were any spam bot or corporate filter clicks, which your subscribers would be unaware of. There are a few other methods out there to consider if you’d like to give your subscribers more options. Offer an Opt-Down. An increasingly popular option, opt-down methods vary in appearance.

When is Email Deliverability Like a Fine Wine? [CHART]

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I found that abuse complaints (think “report as Spam” buttons in Gmail) can be highest during the marketers first few attempts to reach their list (interestingly in their second month), but almost immediately dwindle down to acceptable rates. Email marketing automated email marketing email deliverability Email Marketing subscription management voluntary opt-outsby Egan Cheung | Tweet this When is email deliverability like a fine wine? When it gets better with age.

FTC Completes CAN-SPAM Review


Some background: the FTC solicited public comment on the CAN-SPAM rule back in June 2017. Should the time period to process unsubscribe or opt-out requests be shortened? Email marketers have usually felt intimidated by the CAN-SPAM Act while anti-spam advocates have always felt that the CAN-SPAM Act didn’t go far enough. The truth though is that the CAN-SPAM Act does set a pretty low bar for email senders. . Their verdict? No changes.

Delivering Ep. 15: How Gmail Detects Spam and Some Industry News


In this episode of Delivering, host Jason Rodriguez digs into how Gmail classifies messages as spam before looking at a potentially disruptive new email service and the state of email surveys in 2020. It’s not just marking a message as spam.

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7 Misconceptions About the New EU Privacy Regulations

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While the directive is to be carried out by each of the EU’s 27 member states, it gives a lot of discretion to those individual countries on how to implement and enforce those laws. This came out of nowhere! Smart companies don’t spam people’s email inboxes. It’s already the law in the EU to request permission to reach people via email, so you should already have some form opt-in status for your email list.

What is Spam? The Truth About Unsolicited and Cold Email


What is spam? Many people seem to carry the misconception that any cold or unsolicited email is spam, and that spam is illegal. To start with, let’s clarify the distinction between “spam” and illegal email. Spam” is not a legal term, and definitions vary. A spam message may not be illegal, and an illegal message may not be spam, by certain definitions. But is Spam Legal? Whether a message is spam does not answer whether it is illegal.

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72 Definitive Reasons Why Your Emails are Going to SPAM (Reason 27 Will Blow Your Mind)


If you are reading this it is highly likely that a portion of your email traffic is landing in SPAM. You must be pondering - " why are my emails going to spam ", “ What did I do wrong in the last few weeks that caused my emails to land in SPAM? ”, “ Am I being too aggressive with my email marketing campaigns? ” The tragedy is: You don’t have to be a spammer for your emails to land in SPAM. Your email looks (design, copy, header) like a SPAM email B).

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Is Your Email Compliant with Spam Law? Find Out Now, Before It’s Too Late

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Practically the last thought on anyone’s mind is “Are my emails compliant with current spam laws?”. But – unfortunately – it is the most important aspect of every single email you send out. If you (like so many other marketers) and haven’t found the time to take action, or even to think about whether your emails are compliant with the spam laws in place throughout the world, then now is the time to develop a plan of action to do so. CAN-SPAM: What does it stand for?

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Email Open Rates Best Practices


a year due to contacts’ email addresses changing as they move jobs, recipients abandoning old email addresses, and subscribers opting out of email communications. Only half of those accounts turn out to be active. Either you can manually trawl through your email list, painstakingly deleting inactive accounts, or you can use an email verification tool to quickly and efficiently weed out bad email addresses. Avoid spam filters Globally, some 14.5

What Is CAN-SPAM? [FAQs]


CAN-SPAM ( C ontrolling the A ssault of N on- S olicited P ornography A nd M arketing) is an act that was passed in 2003. The Bureau of Consumer Protection notes that CAN-SPAM doesn''t just apply to bulk email. "It I''ll lay out the rules you need to follow as an email marketer, but in short, it means that your emails need to comply in three main areas: unsubscribe, content, and sending behavior. First, what are the penalties for non-compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act?

Do You Need to Worry About CAN-SPAM Lawsuits?


Unfortunately, I don’t really need to introduce the idea of spam to you. As a consumer, you have probably received your fair share of spam messages, but as a marketer, you’re probably interested in the dangers that spam and spam laws can pose to your marketing activities and business. Aside from affecting your email deliverability , sending emails that are classified as spam can get you in serious legal trouble. How CAN-SPAM Works, and What it Requires.

CASL Compliance: Q & A About Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

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Recently David Fowler, Act-On’s Chief Deliverability and Privacy Officer, delivered a webinar about the impact of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which went into effect July 1, 2014. That’s a confirmed opt-in kind of relationship. Start reaching out to any segment of your mailing list of subscribers that you may feel need to have proactive outreach. They’ve reached out to you via their blog subscription. The question is, how do you segment them out?

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Why your referral marketing recipe needs to include CAN SPAM


How well does your referral program walk the CAN SPAM line? Let’s be honest, most people detest spam in both the digital and the supposedly food based form. That’s why it was inevitable that the Federal Trade Commission passed the CAN SPAM Act in 2003. And while the allegedly edible spam might be scary, the CAN SPAM Act is not something that you should shrink from. But do you know how to differentiate your referral program recruitment emails from spam?

Email and Spam – The Two That Shouldn’t Tango


With the increasing importance of email marketing , spam proofing your content is one of the most important tasks in today’s marketing. There are tons of safety and security procedures that are put in place to protect the consumer against spam and fraudulent emails, and several spam filters that can catch a real spammer from a mile away. 4 Email Marketing Best Practices to Spam-Proof Your Content. by Ravali Ravulapati.

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Is Your Email Marketing CAN-SPAM Compliant? 7 Common Mistakes People Make


CAN-SPAM. To help you avoid those confusing pitfalls, here are several ways you might actually be breaking CAN-SPAM without realizing it. This is not legal guidance, and you should consult your own counsel for legal advice on how to interpret CAN-SPAM laws. Allowing people to unsubscribe is an important rule to keep in mind because anyone receiving your emails should actually want to receive them -- otherwise, you''re just spamming them.

Are You Compliant with Global Email Marketing Regulations?

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We’re not attorneys, so we can’t give out legal guidance, but we can steer you in the right directions and make it easier to meet your global compliance obligations. As marketers, it’s the responsibility of all of us to understand the anti-spam laws and marketing regulations for all of the regions where we do business. For email marketers targeting audiences in the United States, it’s important to have a full understanding of the CAN-SPAM Act. Honor opt-out requests promptly.

One Simple CAN-SPAM Addition That Could Transform Your Email Marketing


You decide to open it anyway -- maybe you signed up to receive emails from the sender a while ago -- but quickly discover that you have no recollection of opting in to receive those emails. And now, you’re getting spammed -- something no one in the world enjoys. And CAN-SPAM , a law passed to prevent companies from spamming people through email, only does so much to prevent spam. Provide an obvious way to opt out of every email sent.

How to Generate More Opt-ins With Your Email Marketing Campaign

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B2B marketers therefore need to be more strategic when it comes to enticing customers and prospects to opt in to their regular email campaigns. A better approach is to send these contacts a friendly note requesting that they opt-in to your communications. If you send this out within a day or two, the conference will still be fresh in attendees’ minds. We promise to honor the same opt-in rules with them.”

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CASL Countdown for B2B Marketers


The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) takes effect in just over a month (July 1, 2014) and B2B marketers need to be ready. The major difference between CAN-SPAM and CASL is explicit opt-in. CAN-SPAM is more of an opt-out law, where CASL is an opt-in law with express consent. Even though CASL is much more stringent about email opt-ins, it is a good idea to take this strict level of permission for all emails you send to and not just those in Canada.

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Infographic – The Next Wave of Data Privacy Regulation

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Email Deliverability in 2018

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Never send emails to a purchased list, even if the selling company promises everyone is validated and opted in! When a person opts out of emails, you lose the ability to send them any kind of email communication. You should also make sure that you only send to people who have specifically opted in to your email lists. Spam Complaints. Either way, not only will spam complaints hurt your deliverability, they can also get you blacklisted. Spam Traps.

Frequently Asked Questions about Email Deliverability

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What can you do to make sure your email messages arrive in the inbox, and how can you prevent spam complaints from your audiences? A: Reach out to your Act-On sales rep (RSM) or customer success rep (CSM) and request a dedicated IP. If you’re on a dedicated IP, we provide you a seed list to send to (with your other sends) to see what percentage makes it to the inbox versus the spam folder. Q: What is a spam trap? Q: What are CAN-SPAM and CASL?

Optimize Content for Email Deliverability

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A marketer might build the most beautiful and interesting piece of content – but one innocent-looking combination of words could trigger filtering that would get that email tagged as spam. Some spam filters are simple and straightforward; others use complex algorithms to determine inbox placement. These are the four major spam filters in the industry: MessageLabs : This is a corporate server-side spam filter used by many large organizations.

B2B Email Lists: How Publishers Use (or Abuse) Your Email

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What percentage of emails go straight to the spam folder? To find out, we set up new email accounts and registered to access a whitepaper from 10 different publishers. Publisher Are Not Cleaning Out Dormant Emails Of the six publishers that emailed regularly, not a single one meaningfully reduced the frequency of emails, despite zero activity in more than 7 months. Emails Are Shared Internally None of the accounts received any classic spam email.

The Truth about Cold Email


What is spam? Many people seem to carry the misconception that any cold, or unsolicited, email is spam and that spam is illegal. To start with, let me clarify the distinction between “spam” and illegal email. Spam” is not a legal term, and definitions vary. A spam message may not be illegal, and an illegal message may not be spam, by certain definitions. But as I noted above, whether a message is spam does not answer whether it is illegal.

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Email Evolution Conference Recap: Deliverability Is Personal

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Sri Somanchi of Gmail’s Anti-Spam Team. Any sort of positive interaction with an email is a good sign: opening an email, filing an email (in anything but the junk folder, of course), replying to an email, adding the sending address to contacts, moving an email that landed in the spam filter back to the inbox. Sri Somanchi said that moving emails out of the spam folder is a much more powerful positive signal than the spam button is as a negative signal.

Five GDPR Considerations For Your Email Marketing Campaigns


After all, getting re-requesting permission could reduce the size of your mailing lists and make individuals more aware of their right to opt-out of receiving marketing communications. Check out what services your email marketing provider offers. How are you handling opt-outs?

How Unsubscribe Requests Can Affect Customer Experience

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A critical component of this is letting customers opt-out on their own terms—as quickly and easily as possible. Marketers must respect and honor these opt out requests and remove them from communications moving forward. If this is not followed negative engagement and spam complaints will increase, and soon mail intended for a senders’ best subscribers will be impacted – going to spam, or being blocked out right.

How to Get Off an Email Blacklist, and Stay Off

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Email blacklists are lists of IP addresses that have been identified as sending spam and URLs that spam emails have been known to drive traffic to. These lists are maintained by anti-spam groups and independent operators and shared with inbox providers and corporations that manage their own email servers so they can more effectively block spam. Proofpoint’s Spam and Open Relay Blocking System (SORBS). Litmus Spam Testing (subscription required).

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Industrial Email Marketing for Engaging Engineers and Technical Professionals

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It would be easy to jump to that conclusion given the declining click rates and the difficulties in getting past the sophisticated email spam-filtering methods. Engineers and technical professionals know how to opt out and have much higher expectations from vendor emails. Do you think industrial email marketing is dead?

Year-end Blog Roundup: Most Popular Blogs of 2018

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As we try to fill in the blanks for our customers and prospects, and offer up our own hard-won lessons learned to our community – a few gems stood out. Is Cold Email SPAM? Check it out – the name of the relevant statute says it all: It’s the you CAN-SPAM Act. However, sales campaigns must abide by the CAN-SPAM Act, which includes some specific opt-out requirements and a certain level of truthiness. 2018, you’ve been good to us.

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Christmas in July: Consistency is the Key to Email Success

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They’re constantly updating algorithms and leveraging machine learning to identify spam and preserve the inboxes of users. Must be spam. Segmentation should remain a key consideration as you expand: Users who have opted out should never be included in campaigns.

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