Single opt in or double opt in?

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  1. dienummer

    dienummer Junior Member

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    I have a newsletter signup box on my blog and I was wondering if I should do single opt in instead of double opt in? I mean, many people are just too lazy to click on the confirmation email. Does awebar support it?
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Double opt in with the option to unsubscribe.

    More professional and more trusted that way.

    "Wiz"
     
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  3. whatzhub

    whatzhub Newbie

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    Am currently on a journey to building an email list for my own website and been contemplating whether to go for single or double opt-in.

    Have done a lot of research these few days and in case you guys are wondering about the pros vs cons, I stumbled upon a free pdf report at GetResponse. You can check it out at hxxp://support.getresponse.com/manuals/opt-in-confirmation

    Hope this helps OP. And thanks to Wiz for the confidence pour in. I think I might go for the double opt-in for higher quality leads and subscribers.
     
  4. whatzhub

    whatzhub Newbie

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    And also 1 thing I missed about your question to Aweber support for single opt-in...by reading the email marketing posts here I think they are either non-supportive or do not allow marketers to do that.

    From my experience with GetResponse, you can still do single opt-ins but you need to uncheck the "confirmed opt-ins" options at the "campaigns" settings. And if you are going for external web form builders/scripts such as the OptimizePress webform plugins you would need special email request to the GetResponse Compliance Team for application to single opt-ins subscriptions.
     
  5. kuzmanin

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    Double option
    Because when you start mailing you could have problems with bounced emails