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Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Levitikon, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Levitikon

    Levitikon Newbie

    May 6, 2012
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    I purchased an email list on fiverr the other day. I know, bad move. Anyways, I thought maybe I could send a nifty email to the thousands and thousands of people on the list and get just some of them to opt-in on my mail list I'd be pretty well off. Problem is, aweber and mailchimp aren't down with this. So... how would you recommend I send an email to these folks? Some other shady emailing service or some stand alone app that'll do it? I'd like to avoid the junk box if at all possible. I might be able to swing the wording that avoids junk, just need to make sure the service I use is on the up and up with all the technical stuff, you know..

  2. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

    Feb 28, 2012
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    Mmmm.. not sure which service can do this. However, be careful that your (server) IP address doesn't get reported as spam. If you find a good service to do this I'd be interested to know though..
  3. Tangy

    Tangy Regular Member

    Jul 31, 2012
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    You're not going to be able to avoid the junk box at a decent rate on purchased lists that have no opt-ins and aren't sent through a reputable mail provider.

    You could always try burning an account on Mailchimp but the second you send that email blast out and those people start reporting you, the account will get nuked.
  4. pj413

    pj413 Regular Member

    Mar 5, 2009
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    You need a script that'll run on your own server. There is no third party autoresponder service that'll take the risk of you mailing third party purchased lists. MailChimp, Aweber, iContact, ContantContact, GetResponse, etc all won't take it. If you're using InfusionSoft or iContact, you'll be able to get it through for a short period of time, but once your spam rate passes a certain point (1.5% or 2% or something like that) they'll kick you off very quickly.

    If you really want to mail that list, you'll need to install a mailing script on your own server. Auto Response Plus is the standard used by co-reg list mailers: http://www.autoresponseplus.com/

    But keep in mind, if your spam rate is high your whole server's IP will be blacklisted. That means you won't be able to mail *anyone* even if you're using legit lists moving forward. And if you don't have your own IP address, you could get kicked off your server for spamming.

    By and large, buying lists like that is pretty much a bad idea unless you really know what you're doing, even then it's not a great idea.
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