But yet in these economic times, mass mailing is a cheap means of
Marketing so many clients are looking to expand on this front.
Bulk can still be to their own mailing lists.
I'm thinking I may need to program something to send out small blasts
late at night with the proper DB opt-outs as a service for my clients.
On Dec 20, 2008, at 7:08 AM, Matt wrote:
Spam is E-mail that is both sent in bulk and is unsolicited. There
is no legitimate way to send E-mail that is sent in bulk and
Adam Greene wrote:
Revisiting this topic ... one of our clients wants to be able to
send emails out to people who have not explicitly opted in to
receive their mailings. Most mass emailing companies I'm aware of
require opt-in and in particular don't allow emails to be sent to a
list of purchased email addresses. I can understand why -- who
needs more spam? I guess my question is ... how does a company
legitimately get their name and product out there without turning
into a spammer? Is anyone aware of mass emailing companies or even
a direct marketing company that uses legitimate means to do this,
or what those legitimate means are?
Maybe semi-OT for this list ...
----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Greene
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: [IMail Forum] Clients want to send mass emails
We've been steering customers toward Emma (www.myemma.com).
Customers still look to us for their IT consulting needs, and get
their basic (and advanced IMAP & collaboration) email services from
us. We have not found that steering customers in this direction
weakens our relationship with the customer, but rather strengthens
it as they get a good mass email solution and don't have the
constant headache / stress of our not being able to service their
mass email needs smoothly. In many cases, we also manage their mass
mailings for them, for a fee (another source of income).
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Guluk
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:45 AM
Subject: [IMail Forum] Clients want to send mass emails
As the economy prompts companies to do all they can to market their
products, email blasts are an attractive inexpensive means to get
marketing in front of many people.
Problem is, Blacklists from users that fail to subscribe to
whatever necessary standards are deemed essential to be a
legitimate email. And that one client can hurt the other clients on
the mail server that have nothing to do with the offending clients
What do other server owners do? Tell the client no-way and risk
having them go elsewhere? I usually try to get them to go to
Constant Contact but some still push hard to use the email account
they have with me. I have a limitation of 50 recipients per email
but what other resources are available to us to help handle this
condition in the best manner?
What standards and policies do you do at your business?