I have a mailing list (expired domains) which I have recently been converting into a domaining forum.
I use the mailing list ( since the aweber service is much more reliable than my forum mailing feature ) to notify folks that new lists have been posted on the forum which prompts people to go to the forum, sign up if they haven't already and log in to check the lists..
People constantly keep trying to "log in" when they haven't registered for the free forum. Then they send me an email telling me they can't login.
Ok, that's fine. I keep putting in my newsletter that you have to register and that registration is free. I am also courteous to anyone that asks for help - like any normal webmaster.
Today I sent a different email out.
Here it is, word for word:
Hi Adm, |
These last couple of days have been interesting to say the least. Big things
happening at DNXpert.
A couple of people are still confused though so I will try and explain:
1. I send this newsletter to notify of new list postings. It is the safest way for
me to make sure you get the notification since forum mailing can be unreliable.
2. You have to register on the DNXpert forum to see the lists. Registration
is free. If I can spend 1 hour to put together the free list, why can't you take
3 minutes to register?
DNXpert Domaining Forum - Forum Rules
3. I still post quality free lists on the forum. I can honestly claim that the lists
are quality as I am backed up by numerous forum members - ask them.
I bring these free lists to you so that you can utilize them and register some
good domain names.
4. If you don't want to register on the forum, and don't want to receive
these messages, please use the link at the bottom of this email to unsubscribe
I don't see a reason why we should waste each other's time. I am offering a free
service - free lists - and if you don't want them, noone is forcing them upon
I fully understand any action you may take - either unsubscribe or register
at the forum, but I hope you understand where I am coming from too.
Now, for the people that enjoy the free lists, here are 65 expired domains
I found today:
DNXpert Domaining Forum
To Your Domaining Success and thanks for your time
Well, a bunch of people unsubscribed, which is perfectly fine.
But one person really got to me.
This was his response on unsubscribing:
Name: M S |
Signup Date: 05/20/08 12:14 PM Eastern
You're a dumbass fag.
That's very much uncalled for but reflects on the kind of homophobic person you are - perhaps you are reflecting on some inner fears you may have? |
Comments? Was my mailout too harsh? Would you have unsubscribed if you got it in your inbox?
Thanks for letting me vent,