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Trap in bought e-mail list

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Sucopt, May 17, 2015.

  1. Sucopt

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    Dear people,

    A few weeks ago I bought a list of relevant e-mail adresses. A friend told me it could be possible someone put in e-mailaddresses to the list to catch people who 'scrape/steal' these lists. Now I don't want to get in unnecessary problematic situations. So my question to you people is, how I can filter these adresses out of my list? I read something about the possibility of filtering inactive e-mailadresses on this forum. Does somebody have experience with this? Or did somebody use alternative options to filter these traps? An important note is that I don't use these adresses for spam but to really give them valuable information.

    Please don't hesitate to ask questions. Thank you for the help.

    Kind regards Sucopt
     
  2. waterbasis

    waterbasis Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check Fiverr for email validation services, for 5 bucks you're able to clean your list. ;)
     
  3. Sucopt

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    I took a view on Fiverr. I don't feel comfortable with giving my list to these people. Is there a way to filter the trap without sending my list?:confused: Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Avid Learner

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    I understand that concern. Something I had not thought about re email lists.

    One way to mitigate the risk is to split the list between several Fiverr chaps, or between other service marketplaces other than Fiverr. Doesn't completely eliminate the risk though.

    You'll pay for it one way or another, I'm afraid, but this may help some.
     
  5. WhitePassion

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    Check out BriteVerify, fiverr guys probably do something similar.

    http://www.briteverify.co.uk/

    I've had some clients who had really old email lists and GetResponse wouldn't accept them. Cleaned it up with this, got accepted and all good (Y)
     
  6. Sucopt

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    Thanks for your support. So to make it clear. There are no other options then use these services? Is there by any chance a possibility to learn how these services work so I can do it myself? Or will it be too complicated?
     
  7. keryanJames

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    You can verify your list by yourself and for free. I have tried a method by using a script on Openshift. I always wanted to write a tutorial about that. I will update later with more details, now I have to go to work :D
     
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  8. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    It ain't rocket science. They randomly stick in some UNIQUE email addresses (that belong to them of course). If they get an email to those addresses that aren't from who and within the terms they sold the list to, then you have obviously onsold the list...
    No way to tell what those addresses are imho
     
  9. Sucopt

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    That would be great! I am looking forward for the update!
     
  10. Sucopt

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    Yes this is exactly what I mean. Normally they won't login very often. Or maybe only when they got an email. So maybe there is something out there to recognize when they logged in for the last time?

    Furthermore. I already found an e-mailadress like this. While scanning this list I saw an address of an intellectual property service. I am reserved at the moment :sad:
     
  11. infoking1

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    Better create you email message in a way that don't directly identify you or send mail from non third world server that hide your track.
    So nobody can ask you question. Just imagine if some one send coca cola/ world bank 1 million cash reward scam email, can you go and sue world bank for it?
     
  12. waterbasis

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    Any recommendations for a third world server?
     
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    This way sounds really good. Like Waterbasis said. Which third world server do you prefer?
     
  16. Katie Watters

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    These types of spam traps can be challenging to remove - however, you can use a 3rd party email verification service (such as BriteVerify) to thoroughly clean your list. The platform you decide to send your purchased list from should also clean your list too - that's something Clickback does for all their clients; remove invalid email addresses and spam traps before sending.
     
  17. gladtomeetyou

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    I have 10k email address list plus full name . I built it for 2 years. And i think the 10% is inactive. I got it from going the websites manually and copy paste email address. These are targeted 6k from linkedin and 4k on search engines.
     
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    I am looking for targeted data can you help?
     
  19. scam crusher

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    If you guys want the best in the industry try fresh address (safetosend) or Versium (datafinder.com). Been in the list industry for ten years and these two along with briteverify, which i saw someone else mention are the best.

    i believe kickbox uses something similar to GSA verifier where they ping it...so it isnt as accurate.