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    Default Asking for advice - mailers

    guys, has anyone of you ever bought mailers database?

    can you please let me know how you evaluate the database that is offered?

    let me know what points you take into account - we are speaking about a database with extensive information even inclusive of real casino players

    if you have any advice, let me know

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    Be wary of people offering an email list for sale: when opting in to receive emails people are giving permission for a specific sender, which means transferring the contact info to a buyer removes the receiver's consent.

    There was extensive discussion about list sales in the Spam Prevention section of the forum. I'd recommend reviewing those threads.

    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/player-da...tml#post480835
    For this thread the most relevant sections are posts #62 through #67. The early part of the discussion alleges sale of a database and toward the end of the conversation the tone changes to moving forward and trying to highlight the lessons that could be learned and policy that should be implemented.

    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/more-data...ns-170185.html
    Here is another thread slightly later on dealing with similar concerns and following up on them to really move forward with the principles established in posts 62-67 of the earlier thread.


    This topic has been on my mind the past few days as I received a spam email on Friday titled "Gaming Data" that proposed sale of a casino depositors database including highly personal information; full name, email, physical mailing address, IP address, and game preferences. It is certainly telling that the email this was sent to hasn't been posted up on any sites for over a year and is the one where 90% of the spam I receive is sent to.
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    Buying email address will never amount to anything but trouble and is a waste of money.

    The main and most reliable way to get a good targetted database is to invest the time and effort it takes to gather them from your sites.

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    My suggestions donít do it! Try not to become one of them. Read the threads posted by cityguard.

    This idea has been thrown around for years but may become reality soon. Prepaid postage for every email you send out. This would apply to any email account. Still in the works but might provide a partial solution for email spam.

    greek39

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    E-marketing is a touchy subject. I have a double opt in link on all of my sites and it is a big help. Never spam or buy mailing list. If they want to receive offers from you they will joing your list. right now, I use mailermailer.com to manage my list and they do a good job of managing it for me.

    The best way is to add a link and build your own list...never buy!

    Best of luck to you
    Joe

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    guys thank you all for your words

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