Grab Those Emails! – 11 Key Ways to Get Your Visitors to Hand Over Their Email AddressesWritten by Leah West
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6. Give away something for signing up. People love free stuff. Give away an ebook, a t-shirt, consulting services, whatever you want.
7. Have visitors fill out a survey on your website. Offer a free gift as an incentive to complete form.
8. Offer a free online service from your website. They have to sign up to receive service.
9. Host free classifieds. Grab their e-mail address, then let them post their ad.
10. Offer a free training course via email. They gotta sign up if they want course.
11. Let their voices be heard. When they sign up, give them access to a forum, chat room, or guestbook.
Getting your visitors to leave you their email address is not hard to do if done right. If people think they will get information they are looking for, then they will most likely hand over goods.
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Sending anonymous emailWritten by eblivion
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Fake Mail Commands Generally, following commands will work fine: helo mail from: firstname.lastname@example.org rcpt to: email@example.com data content of email . quit Entering those commands when connected via telnet to a Sendmail daemon will send firstname.lastname@example.org an email containing “content of email” from email@example.com. In some cases, you might need to type “helo random.com” at beginning (random.com being domain of return address) to get this to work. The return and to addresses, as well as content of e-mail, can be modified as much as you want. If it doesn’t work, daemon might need authentication, or syntax might be different (try adding <>s on either side of email addresses). And, backspace does not work, even though it looks like that. If you mess up in typing a command and press backspace, command is void. In contents of e-mail, backspaces will show up as boxes when read by receiver. This is an invaluable social engineering technique. Imagine sending an email to an AOL customer, faking return address as a system administrator, with contents something like “We are debugging system lost all our user data for your area. We require you to send your name, date of birth, address, username, password, credit card number, and credit card expiration date.” They would happily comply, thinking you were someone you weren’t. You are not completely anonymous when using this technique. Anyone who is serious about safety should know about email “headers,” or information included in email. If you have pop3 enabled with your email (you do if you have gmail) then just open up mail with Thunderbird (of Outlook, ugg) and tell it to display headers. I will not go in depth on this, but a search on internet will show you what you need to know to spot fake mail.
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