I have a list of 100,000, what do i do?

by ponty
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Hi,

i have a list i got given of over 100,000 emails, how can i use this to my advantage????

Any ideas, i dont want to spam..

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Meirndorf
    It all depends on where you got the list for one. And how the emails were collected. Were these people opting in to get info on internet marketing? How to loose weight fast?

    If you know this and the emails came from a reliable source, send them a email with a review of a clickbank product targeted at the niche these people signed up for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Alexander
    good point. If they aren't your own opt-ins, dont even THINK about using it.

    Also, is it a targeted list (eg is it a list of people interested in cats, or a list of high net worth investors, or is it just a random list of emails). One has value. the other doesn't.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Get rid of it...

    In my opinion.....the worst possible thing you can in this situation do is mail to those e-mails...

    Peace

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    • Profile picture of the author barbling
      Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

      Get rid of it...

      In my opinion.....the worst possible thing you can in this situation do is mail to those e-mails...

      Peace

      Jay
      I completely agree . You should ALWAYS gather your own email addresses - that way you KNOW they're optin.

      Unless, of course, you decide to go rogue and cloak EVERYTHING, ie, spam....which is rather non-intelligent as well for the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Spencer
    I don't think you will have much luck using a list you've been given for free, I've been offered similar lists and you can be sure you're not the only one with the list.

    You can use the details legally the CAN-SPAM act details can be found at the link below

    The CAN-SPAM Act: Requirements for Commercial Emailers

    You'd have to setup your own mailing list software to manage the contact list as no webmail service like Hotmail or GMail are going to let you email 100,000 people for very long and a mailing list providers like AWeber are unlikely to let you import a list you've been given. You're ISP would probably cut you off too so the only option is to do it from your own domain. This is likely to be blacklisted before too long and your hosting/domain company might cut you off.

    My advice is don't use this list but if you really want to email them. Create an email saying your personal details are being given away and give them some content about protecting their personal information. This might be your best chance of getting to know them.
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  • Profile picture of the author acedalright
    What do I do with 100,000 ethically developed, earnest leads?

    Celebrate

    What do I do with 100,000 garbage leads

    Burn them and run (delete)
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    • Profile picture of the author SRLee
      Originally Posted by acedalright View Post

      What do I do with 100,000 ethically developed, earnest leads?

      Celebrate

      What do I do with 100,000 garbage leads

      Burn them and run (delete)
      I couldn't agree more!

      But now I don't even have my own Autoresponder software, they cost a bomb to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    OH BUDDY, find the niche that they opt-in to, make a free product or free E-Course, maybe at the end of each message you send them, show a product at the bottom of the message. Just make sure you give your subscribers quality content!
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  • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
    If you live in the United States, get rid of it. If you blast and email to that list, your ISP will shut you down faster than you can imagine.

    Not only that, but it is extremely illegal if those email addresses were not specifically opted in to receive emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    Originally Posted by ponty View Post

    i have a list i got given of over 100,000 emails, how can i use this to my advantage????

    Any ideas, i dont want to spam..
    When doing your daily affirmations, remind yourself that you have an email list of 100,000.

    I don't think there's much other use.

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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Sell it to some schmuck in Russia or China.
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  • Profile picture of the author crissanteiro
    I hope you didn't pay a lot of money for that list. Make your own list, little by little. You need to have an organic list that grows slowly over time, with your own subscribers. Yes, it takes time, but it will be a list of people who are interested in what you have to sell. Also, make it a confirmed opt in list, so that you create a list of interested subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author fxmmorale
    My spidey sense is tingling,

    this can't be good.
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  • Profile picture of the author njguy55
    Well you can take the list and brok it down to 99 for each mailing, used pimex mailexpress it`s free with a gmail, Send them a optin link with a can-spam act on the bottom and see what happans, it`s a long shot you have to be a PIRATE sometimes, cover all the odds -n- ends
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruddy
    Originally Posted by ponty View Post

    Hi,

    i have a list i got given of over 100,000 emails, how can i use this to my advantage????

    Any ideas, i dont want to spam..

    Thanks
    Are these list black hat or people who subscribed to your "free course" or something?
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  • Profile picture of the author bhackett
    Nobody gives good lists of 100,000 emails that can be used for anything of value. Is it targeted to anything? Seems like a great SPAM generator.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimothy777
    Turn up the heat and hope they're still warm, better still hot leads. I wonder how amny other marketers have the same list? I guess you will find out real soon...
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  • Profile picture of the author raamanand
    If this is your "own" opt-in list AND people have given you permission to send emails... THEN you can use to your advantage.

    If this list is something that is GIVEN to you by someone else, just delete it and look for something more interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
    Another thing. If your webhost is Hostgator, then you cannot send out more than 500 emails per hour per domain . . . or they'll assume you are spamming and shut you down. And it doesn't matter the type of list . . . that's just their house rule. Other webhosts may have a similar rule, YMMV.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
    Originally Posted by ponty View Post

    Hi,

    i have a list i got given of over 100,000 emails, how can i use this to my advantage????

    Any ideas, i dont want to spam..

    Thanks
    Print them out and use it as toilet paper.
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