Mailchimp and fake physical address or name

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mqsss, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. mqsss

    mqsss Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Feb 24, 2012
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    I am considering creating an account with MailChimp, but they require my physical address and name+surname to be written in every email I sent to my list. I'm not a spammer (at least not an email spammer), but I just don't want my real name and physical address to appear in every email I send out.

    Is there a way to avoid this? Has anyone had any trouble with registering account with slightly changed name and physical address with MailChimp? How can Mailchimp know that I registered with wrong address? Do they send activation code through mail or something?

    I used Wysija plugin in the past, but it just doesn't integrate with my Woocommerce sites (email confirmation doesn't work). So I have 3 options:

    1. Use fake name or at least address with MailChimp, Aweber or any other big company
    2. Purchase offshore hosting account in a country that doesn't require all the double opt-in crap
    3. Send out emails to all the WP registered users until Hostgator bans me

    What should I do?
  2. Typlo

    Typlo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Sep 22, 2010
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    Don't limit yourself to those three options. You have a 4th option that would hide your information and that would be legit.

    Instead of using your home address, get a PO Box or Mail Box (like they have at the UPS store) to serve as your address instead. You could form a LLC or if that would cost too much, get a DBA (Doing Business As) name. Then in MailChimp, use that information for name and address. This of course costs money, but keeps everything legit.

    This applies if you are in the US. I don't know exactly how it would work in another country, but similar I suspect.