Spam - Is there Anything

Written by Dennis Eppestine

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Or how aboutrepparttar ones that say, "Thank you Dennis for requesting information on our..." Whatever it is they're selling, they want you to believe you requested that information. Now, I sign up for ezines allrepparttar 132786 time, but not about some ofrepparttar 132787 subjects they come up with!

Orrepparttar 132788 subject lines that say, "About your account" or "Order Confirmation". Do they think that after trying to trick me withrepparttar 132789 subject line, I would then turn around and buy from them? Come on!

So, I've decided that since I'm going to receive spam, I might as well get a laugh out of it. We all receive it, and I guess we always will.

Dennis Eppestine operates 3 of his own websites at:

Spam Not

Written by Mari Peckham

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As a marketer, using these lists can get you in tons of trouble. Once labeled as a Spammer, it is hard to rid yourself of that reputation, whether you were spamming on purpose, or you were a victim of a bad "list". You can be dropped from your hosting service or ISP. Companies that you are promoting using Spam will cancel your accounts.

Bottom line: If you are not sure that it is NOT Spam, then don't do it. Develop your own list of opt-in subscribers by offering a newsletter, free information, or something else that will get people to take notice of you. Both YahooGroups ( and Topica ( offer free, easy-to-use service that will manage your subscribers for you. You can find other similar services onrepparttar Internet. This is one ofrepparttar 132785 most responsive forms of advertising, because you haverepparttar 132786 opportunity to develop a relationship with your list members.

You can also use a mailing list building service, such as Free Mailer 2000 (, although you will need to advertise your mailing list builder site in order to build your mailing list.

Safelists can be another safe way to getrepparttar 132787 word out about your business, but vary in responsiveness. I recommendrepparttar 132788 services of SafeListBoys ( to help you find lists and easily manage your safelist activity for a small monthly fee. You can also find new safelists by entering "safelists" in any search engine, but watch out for those "BULK" mailing list services that may fall inrepparttar 132789 unscrupulous SPAM category. Rule of thumb, if you aren't a member yourself and know for a fact thatrepparttar 132790 list is opt-in, don't use it!

If you are choosing to spam, stop immediately. It may be getting you a handful of responses right now, butrepparttar 132791 painful consequences of your actions can cancel out any benefits that you may find.

If we, as an Internet marketing community, would all agree to market responsibly,repparttar 132792 Internet would soon be a better place to work and live. What comes around goes around. Spam not, lest ye be spammed.

Mari is the author of MarketingPitbull, a truly step-by-step guide to creating exponential traffic flow and a residual income online, with or without your own product. Find out more about MarketingPitbull at:

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