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Newsletter question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by acrimon, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. acrimon

    acrimon Newbie

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    As a person with several different websites, newsletters seem to be a problem for me.

    I'd like them, but they need to include a business address on them. So there's the option of using a mail-forwarding service, but I don't want the same address obviously on all the newsletters so that doesn't solve that problem.

    Does anyone else have the same problem? What have you done to fix this?
     
  2. ContentFarmer

    ContentFarmer Junior Member

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    Why do they need a business address? I never include one.
     
  3. acrimon

    acrimon Newbie

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    Do you use any service?

    I was thinking of using aweber.
     
  4. ContentFarmer

    ContentFarmer Junior Member

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    No. I use a hand coded system and only email owners of my software. Aweber, though, is highly recommended from those I know.
     
  5. acrimon

    acrimon Newbie

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    Oh I see.

    Because Aweber needs the company information and mailing address.
     
  6. scb335

    scb335 BANNED BANNED

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    Get a P.O. box and you can use different names for each newsletter, like:
    MyCompany Web Design Services
    P.O. Box #####
    City, State + Zip

    then

    MyCompany Fishing Tips
    P.O. Box #####
    City, State + Zip

    and so on. It's not the perfect solution but works. If you're making some money off your lists you could invest in different P.O. boxes for each one, they're not that expensive and then you'd have a different address for each list.
     
  7. megabump

    megabump Registered Member

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    Why don't you want the same address on different newsletters? How many cross over members do you have on your list? And how many of those cross overs do you think are actually going to compare addresses in an 8px font at the bottom of the various newsletters they receive? And how many of those cross over address comparers do you think will actually care enough to unsubscribe?
     
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    MontyzPython BANNED BANNED

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    Aweber says that they need an actual street address, not a P.O. Box. When I started using them, I began with a mail forwarding service. I switched to a P.O. Box about two months ago, though, and they haven't said anything about it.
     
  9. scb335

    scb335 BANNED BANNED

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    Wow, that's odd as I've always used a P.O. box address and never had a problem with it. I even opened a business checking account using my P.O. box address, seems funny that an email service would have stricter standards than banks.

    But if that's the case with Aweber than I'd get a Suite # address from one of those shops you see at strip malls all the time. They're just like P.O. boxes but instead of P.O. box in your address you use Suite ###. And I think some UPS stores offer mailing boxes too, don't they? They'd have to use Suite or something other than "P.O. Box" too since only the Post Office can use "P.O. Box" so that might be another option for you.
     
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  10. acrimon

    acrimon Newbie

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    The few virtual offices or mail-forwarding services I've run across online require upfront pay and an actual contract lol and it seems like so much hassle.