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    Does anyone have experience with sending out mails? Either to Opt-in lists or not?

    What are the specific guide lines so to avoid SPAM.

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    Most opt-in lists are NOT opt-in lists.

    If I opt-in to company A to recieve their newsletter etc...that's fine.

    But if YOU buy that list and mail to it, you are SPAMMING!! I did NOT opt-in to You OR Your company....

    That would account for a portion of the email addreses on that list you purchased or rented....the other portion is compiled....from whatever sources....even if the list is compiled from sources that claim the people on the list have shown an interest in online gambling....they have been compiled and sold without the recipients permission....

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    Rick is right.

    I would recommend only using emails that you collect on your site. I started doing that a few months ago, and I'm seeing some results. It's very slow, and I'm only seeing ablut 10 emails a month added. I imagine even some of those are bogus.

    If you do collect your own emails you know that the person who signed up for your Newsletter will not think it's spam. So far my efforts in this direction haven't generated any conversions. I still think it's worth the effort.

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    I use my opted in list regularly and it works great, as for buying a list. NOPE run away fast! If I have a new promo or a new site to promote I will send it oput to my memebers along with any events we are having. I do not think I could survive with out the list I have developed.
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    Thanks all that was very usefull.

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    Hi,

    I have had a similar experience as WagerX. Quite slow and I have done a lot of testing but do find that most emails that mention anything gambling related get held by a spam filter, even to your subscribers. Users can always flag you as not junk/spam but is it worth the hassle and cost in doing so.

    So far, it is not a medium I have actively promoted due to these issues.

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    Hi Vicon,

    There are some interesting sites around which advise on methods to prevent your email being blocked. For example:

    Quick tips:


    • Avoid using spammy phrases, like "Click here!" or "Amazing Offer!"


    • Avoid using too many exclaimation points!!!!!!


    • AVOID USING ALL CAPS.


    • Avoid Subjects starting with Free, GUARANTEED, Buy, dollar sign ($) or (money) amount, etc.


    • Dont include Viagra, no prescription, online Pharmacy etc.


    • Make sure the From field and reply to are not empty (email headers)


    • Avoid send from address containing "free".

    There are plenty more available, and none of these are set in stone.. just a quick list.

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