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Buy and Use a Mailing List - Headaches
Copyright (c) October 2003
In May2003 issue of "CyberSpaceMarketeer!" I felt really great about buying and
using a Mailing List from a very well-known, trustworthy InternetGuru.
In June2003 issue of "CyberSpaceMarketeer!" I told how the sh** really hit the
fan after using this "trusted" resource.
Now...I want to tell you more about my decision to never again purchase and use
a mailing list. And...no...I don't care WHO is hawking it.
I changed hosts. [Always back-up your website on your home system. Always
download email to your home system. Makes it EZ to move to a new host if your
current one has any problems whatsoever. They did not believe in or practice the
American legal precedent one is "innocent until proven guilty." They accused me
of spa mming. They immediately disconnected my service. No investigation. No
hearing my side of it. Just "snip"!
Well...I got back up and running with a far superior hosting service...but their
servers cannot handle much bulk emailing. We are working with them and will soon
move one of our domains to another hosting service. We anticipate much growth in
our email databases.
The new hosting service is excellent in every way... Far superior to the service
I was getting with the "trigger-happy" one. I searched totally outside the
generally-accepted "recommendations" of the "InternetMarketingGuruClub." I
thought independently and found what I considered my best option at the time.
OK...so much for not following the crowd and doing my own research and
independent thinking...independent thinking is not that difficult...even for
somebody like myself with only a "normal" IQ!
So.....what happened since being seduced into the gross error of buying and
using a mailing list...from a "trusted" guru?
Well...within a week I got a piece of SP AM which said since I had bought a
list, now they could put my name on another list. They would sell my name to
other suckers who decide to purchase mailing lists from a "trusted"
InternetGuru! About once or twice a week now, I get spam from someone who
purchased a mailing list from the same list-pimp. If this ever gets totally out
of hand...I will simply delete my mailbox after informing others I want to hear
from that I have a new mailbox. When you own your own domain name and host it
where you have total control, it is EZ to control this sh**!
OK..still not convinced from my personal experience? You have been guaranteed by
some service provider you will never have any problems with spa m complaints?
Did you know that these services are generally black-listed simply because they
practice sending s pam. Your message will not reach its recipient. These are the
semi-legit ones. The rogues are the ones who forge signatures and send out
through such addresses as
SkrU@y... Will recipients really take you seriously if you employ such
Yes...I am a "newbie" just like many of you subscribers. But...I do give
credence to the olde saying, "SkrMe once, shame on you...ScrMe twice, shame on
The only way to go - build a secure opt-in or double opt-in list. I'm not sure
how I'm going to do this yet...but I'm researching hard. I must be 100% in
control. So this caveat eliminates many possibilities offered by somewhat
questionable "gurus" who may profit from my ingenuity and efforts. Am I
paranoid? Yes! Will this conservative attitude get in my way to honest commerce?
I-Marketing Test #1: Always question what the "gurus'" promote. What's in it for
them...what's in it for me?
Robert Leggett has over ten years experience marketing Dive Adventures over the
Internet. Robert works with individuals and business owners globally. He helps
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