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Posted By: The Tim <email@example.com> In Response To: Will this stop my emails from getting through? (Mark White)
Thursday, 29 December 2005, at 8:12 a.m.
In Response To: Will this stop my emails from getting through? (Mark White)
Let me do a little divining here. It sounds like you already think (or are sure) you're being blocked some places. If that's the case I have a guess as to why, and I'm NOT psychic. It's likely because you're spamming. Using the example you cited (I know it's fake, but...)just SCREAMS unsolicited email.
You say it's an opt-in, but you don't specify as to the degree of caution you take when allowing an opt-in. Most of the truly legitimate sites that offer opt-in email do it thru a procedure that requires you to receive AND RESPOND to their first email to you. Is that how you operate?
Considering you're posting these questions here on a business board, it's EXTREMELY curious to me that you don't give us the domain names you're experimenting with so we might add insight. This also raises red flags and alarm bells (to me and probably some saavy others here). The fact that your email response address is hotmail DOES NOT inspire confidence either.
One last reread of your post indicates that your emails ARE GETTING thru to their recipients. Otherwise, they wouldn't be able to find them in their JUNK or SPAM folders. My ISP just discards spam (as much as they can identify) BEFORE it even hits my inbox.
Good luck on your venture if it's above board. Otherwise, rot in hell.
> Hello and thanks for showing up.
> I’m looking for experts to share some feedback on the word “pay” that
> makes up part of some of my domains, and how it affects spam filters.
> Recently I was told that because the word “pay” was used in my domain …
> Example: www.payverylittle.com (not an actual web site)
> …that this increases my chance of my emails getting caught in spam
> Is this true?
> This means that the “From” line of the email would read….
> Often, I have the domain with the word “pay” appearing in the text or body
> of my email as well as a hyperlink.
> Meaning that the word “pay” shows up again. I have been told that this
> word can trigger spam filters?? I’m not sure how reliable the source who
> told me this was though.
> While I’m running tests on my business idea, I have 2 web sites that send
> out emails to legitimate optin email addresses. But, I have many people
> telling me that my emails are going straight to their junk or bulk folder.
> Not good.
> Please tell me if I would be better off not using the word “pay” in any of
> my domain names from now on….or does it even make a difference?
> Thanks kindly in advance.
> Mark White
Sensibility Without the Static
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