This Email Subject Line Made Me Unsubscribe Right Away! Would You Do The Same??

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I don't know who this was from but I hit unsubscribe right away, I got so excited since I don't sell products all that often.

I was actually ready to email him with a complaint, but Im not like that, I'll unsubscribe and move on.

Would anyone else unsubscribe from the list if this happened??

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    Banned
    Of course. I only stay on lists written by intelligent marketers.
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    • Profile picture of the author donhx
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Of course. I only stay on lists written by intelligent marketers.

      Yes, exactly. Why would a marketer dash your hopes about a sale, then try to get you respond favorably to the content of the same email? It makes no sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    I got one of those in my junk mail folder. It's called spam, and I wouldn't click any links found in those emails if my life depended on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dylan K
      Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

      I got one of those in my junk mail folder. It's called spam, and I wouldn't click any links found in those emails if my life depended on it.
      lol nope, wasnn't spam. I actually signed up for this list.

      Ridiculous.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Hill
    Absolutely,

    Either that or the "Notification Of Instant Payment Received" emails. Those things are instant unsubscribes.

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  • Profile picture of the author J.M.Wilson
    I can see why marketers would have these subject lines and I believe a few years ago a very well known marketer used something similair AND he advised others to do so in a course. His name escapes me but that is probably the reason people are still doing it now.

    I would unsubscribe personally but the method must work whatever our thoughts... or people would stop using it.
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  • Profile picture of the author YoichiSpeaks
    False hope = unsubscribe

    Many people force you to open your email to sell you dreams.
    Too much of that BS already.
    Its so easy to spot.
    If you have a great relationship or reputation, one shouldn't be forced to open emails. People will WANT to open your emails.
    Its a smart decision that you opted out because thats one less money beggar in your inbox.
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  • Profile picture of the author scott33
    I made a similar thread like this a month back... I keep getting these emails a lot.. that say you got an affiliate sale. People I read even send out these emails so I just ignore those types of emails
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Originally Posted by hoot33 View Post

    I don't know who this was from but I hit unsubscribe right away, I got so excited since I don't sell products all that often.

    I was actually ready to email him with a complaint, but Im not like that, I'll unsubscribe and move on.

    Would anyone else unsubscribe from the list if this happened??

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    I got this same email from a support address I just hit unsub immediately

    It truly amazes me that people stoop to this level
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  • Profile picture of the author freelans
    Happened to me today too.
    That's what I call taking things too far!
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  • Profile picture of the author prostock81
    Lol guess this is a common thing I got about 10 of them today-so guess alot of marketers are using it-I didn't actually see what it was as I deleted it right away myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaneRQR
    Yeah, what an incredibly stupid headline.

    That's what happens when you don't think a single step beyond getting the e-mail opened, I guess.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dylan K
      Originally Posted by ShaneRQR View Post

      Yeah, what an incredibly stupid headline.

      That's what happens when you don't think a single step beyond getting the e-mail opened, I guess.
      I's funny you show up in this thread lol your email was the next one I opened, I left you a comment on the first video regarding another WSO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Carter
    I got that exact same email today. I was going to unsubscribe but there was no unsubscribe option. Plus it went further and put the word support in the subject line.

    Support for what? SPAM?

    They just guaranteed that I will never buy anything from them ever!
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  • Profile picture of the author mandark
    I have never gotten an email like this, but I have been unsubscribing from lists like crazy lately.. it's just people sending me the same old junk over and over..
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    • Profile picture of the author rmoore
      Yeah...I would never email my list with something so misleading.

      Terrible strategy!

      -Rusty
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  • Profile picture of the author bigslamgyrl
    I have gotten similar emails, but most of mine have come from having my list sold to a third party. Very dissapointing when you sign up for a software,service, etc. that the people you follow rave about only to have your list sold to a third party. In the end it told me that my 'IM leaders' were a little too interested in their bottom line and I wound up unsubscribing from everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author scott33
    Its sad but I think it actually works, because a lot of top marketers are doing the exact same thing, they are copy and pasting these emails from the products affiliate resource page... it seems they are more worried about getting the click through than the conversion...
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    You really can get the information you seek without opting into all of these lists. Their (marketers) way is NOT the only way.
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  • Profile picture of the author scott33
    I know a person who knows this marketer who uses this method, and they claim that he converted 8% of that email he sent,(his list is 15,000+ to) with that misleading title.. I would think people would run from that as soon as they seen the title..
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  • Profile picture of the author activetrader
    Originally Posted by hoot33 View Post

    I don't know who this was from but I hit unsubscribe right away, I got so excited since I don't sell products all that often.

    I was actually ready to email him with a complaint, but Im not like that, I'll unsubscribe and move on.

    Would anyone else unsubscribe from the list if this happened??

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    I got that same email believe it or not (in my junk folder). For the record, my legitimate sales notifications from ClickBank never go in the spam folder.

    I have never checked emails from this marketer before and don't know why I was even on the list, but as soon as I saw the headline AND who it was from (obviously not from ClickBank) I opened it for the sole purpose of un-subscribing. (I did not read the email and scrolled straight to un-subscribe link)

    I unsubscribe from intentionally misleading emails. In fact I was pissed off that this marketer was impersonating ClickBank.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dylan K
      Originally Posted by activetrader View Post

      I got that same email believe it or not (in my junk folder). For the record, my legitimate sales notifications from ClickBank never go in the spam folder.

      I have never checked emails from this marketer before and don't know why I was even on the list, but as soon as I saw the headline AND who it was from (obviously not from ClickBank) I opened it for the sole purpose of un-subscribing. (I did not read the email and scrolled straight to un-subscribe link)

      I unsubscribe from intentionally misleading emails. In fact I was pissed off that this marketer was impersonating ClickBank.
      lol, I was pissed too. Ive only had one sale this week and it made me hope I had another.

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      • Profile picture of the author lewiswharf
        I never understood why people think under-delivering works. I had a similar experience and did exactly the same thing as you; unsubscribe!
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      • Profile picture of the author KEY
        100% a bye-bye...not sure why anyone would
        think this works. though maybe it does with
        some people?

        all these sort of subject lines says to me is:
        "I am seriously lame and hopeless, please
        take pity on me and buy something from
        one of my links..."


        I love how some of these emails have the unsubscribe
        set up like
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        this!
        "click here to unsubscribe"

        you have to scroll for 3-4 feet to get to the bottom
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve Sieloff
          Wow, I guess I must be "special" then.

          I received 3 emails with that subject line from 3 different lists I was subscribed to. My guess would be that the product owner has a nice looking page of "affiliate tools" for promoting the offer including some suggested subject lines and emails to copy.

          I see it almost every week with every new product launch when I get at least 5+ emails on launch day, all with the same subject lines.


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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    It's like your idiot neighbor knocking on your door at 6 am, and when you open, he says "I've got a great present for you." and after he's let you in, he ****s on your new Persian rug and says "now I can sell you a great carpet cleaner."

    Well, maybe it's not quite like that, but it leaves the same smell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    Yes, I do unsubscribe from people sending deceptive email headlines.

    But having a perverted sense of humor, I might also send an email back with the header "Payment Sent ... product not received."

    Marvin
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary_The_Ace
    Technically, that subject line is in violation of the CAN-SPAM act, as are any subject lines indicating "notification of payment received", or "you got an affiliate sale", or anything similar indicating that you're owed some type of money, or made some type of purchase that you didn't actually make...

    But, I don't expect them to stop anytime soon...

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  • Profile picture of the author hjalte81
    Originally Posted by hoot33 View Post

    I don't know who this was from but I hit unsubscribe right away, I got so excited since I don't sell products all that often.

    I was actually ready to email him with a complaint, but Im not like that, I'll unsubscribe and move on.

    Would anyone else unsubscribe from the list if this happened??

    D
    I hate these subject lines and I've seen a lot of them (and variations) lately... It have made me very "cold" when it comes to unsubscribing, which means I actually unsubcribe from a lot of lists I wouldn't normally have...
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Definitely, as this is a fake and misleading headline that has very little to do with the content in the email.

    However, since I've noticed similar titles being used a lot by marketers recently, perhaps they're tracking their email open rates and are finding such titles to be effective in getting their emails opened?

    Even if their emails get opened, I doubt that the response/conversion rates would be all that great, given the misleading nature of the headlines.
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    • Profile picture of the author noangel
      Not very smart, because getting people to open up
      only to unsubscribe is not the result one should be
      going for!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I really dont like emails with that subject line. The worst thing is they go straight to my inbox and not in the spam box.

    Andrea
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      I hate this sort of thing, I've had several of them recently, by both spam and someone I had subscribed to.

      It is a con to make you feel like that and then disappoint you, I also hate the "You have won a prize!" ,,,No you haven't!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Taylor French
    I unsubscribed from this list right after I got the email. It left a really bad taste in my mouth.
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  • Profile picture of the author profitsforall
    I'm sure that this sort of thing has been tested and tracked and converts.
    (or at least someone has pretended that this has been tested, tracked and converts and given that advice in a product somewhere - lets face it, if they are dishonest enough to try and trick their subscribers in to opening an email can you really trust anything they have to say).

    I think too much focus is put on owning a big list, and milking it for all it's worth. Yes, they can test and track conversions, unsubscribes and the like, but I think that somewhere along the line ethics are being shoved to the wayside.

    Personally, I'd prefer to leave some money on the table and be able to look myself in the face rather than attempt to fleece every poor sod who finds their way on to my list for every penny I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daveyz
    Originally Posted by hoot33 View Post

    I don't know who this was from but I hit unsubscribe right away, I got so excited since I don't sell products all that often.

    I was actually ready to email him with a complaint, but Im not like that, I'll unsubscribe and move on.

    Would anyone else unsubscribe from the list if this happened??

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    He did get you to open the email though...If anything, he did accomplish the task of that...
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Daveyz View Post

      He did get you to open the email though...If anything, he did accomplish the task of that...
      So what? So he gets you to open the email? He accomplished NOTHING.

      He lost you as a subscriber and got no income from you.

      Your comment leaves me baffled beyond belief.

      "Hey ma...I busted into the first national bank today and got arrested. I'm
      going to jail for 20 years, didn't get any money, but HEY...I got my picture
      in the paper!"

      I guess you'd say he accomplished something too.

      Totally...just no words...None.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
      Originally Posted by Daveyz View Post

      He did get you to open the email though...If anything, he did accomplish the task of that...
      Yup, just so I could get to the unsubscribe link. Seems like a pathetic goal.

      Marvin
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Outsider
    Sure would.

    Ranks up there with the 'You have received a $10 discount' nonsense which is always flying around.

    I think the main problem is the marketers who could not care less about their list and just copy and paste the affiliate emails that are recommended by the 'magic bullet makers'!
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  • Profile picture of the author kposs
    I'm finding a lot of marketers must not care about their list, and I'm talking about well known names. I've ended up unsubscribing from almost every list due a lot to the sheer frequency that some of these people throw offers at you.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by J.M.Wilson View Post

      I can see why marketers would have these subject lines and I believe a few years ago a very well known marketer used something similar AND he advised others to do so in a course. His name escapes me but that is probably the reason people are still doing it now.

      I would unsubscribe personally but the method must work whatever our thoughts... or people would stop using it.
      Originally Posted by profitsforall View Post

      I'm sure that this sort of thing has been tested and tracked and converts.
      (or at least someone has pretended that this has been tested, tracked and converts and given that advice in a product somewhere - lets face it, if they are dishonest enough to try and trick their subscribers in to opening an email can you really trust anything they have to say).
      But is the person who gave the advice still using the tactic? Or is it mainly the copycats who use it because 'Joe Gooroo did it, so it must work' or because 'if it didn't work, people wouldn't do it'?

      Originally Posted by bigslamgyrl View Post

      I have gotten similar emails, but most of mine have come from having my list sold to a third party. Very dissapointing when you sign up for a software,service, etc. that the people you follow rave about only to have your list sold to a third party. In the end it told me that my 'IM leaders' were a little too interested in their bottom line and I wound up unsubscribing from everything.
      I hate to break it to you, but list rental is the number one profit center for many mainstream publications. If it weren't for list rentals, most of the magazines on the newsstand would have disappeared long ago.

      Unless there was a promise ("we never share, sell or rent our list"), it's a legitimate practice. Some list owners are just a little more 'promiscuous' in renting their lists, and that's where people start getting annoyed, mainly.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilG
    Yep, got that one too. Unsubscribed from that marketer's list in a heartbeat.

    Talk about a cheap shot!

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  • Profile picture of the author mikemcmillan
    iAdvertise4You said,
    "Internet Marketing *sighs* is always aimed for the stupid, I wonder how much money internet marketers would make if they aimed for the smart."

    I understand your thoughts, but the fact is, there is just more easy money to be made marketing to the "stupid" and gullible because there are so many of them out there. Now, I don't do that because I want to take pride in what I do, but for many big marketers that's not an issue.



    I also understand wanting to unsubscribe from the lists of these guys. But here's why I don't: You don't have to agree with the morals or ethics of a person to learn something from them. Okay, so you won't buy a product from the person who sent you the email.

    But by reading emails from dozens or even hundreds of top marketers you can learn a lot about copywriting in their emails and on their sales pages. You may not like the copy they write, but you can learn some skills from them. These people didn't build 7 figure online businesses by doing stupid things!

    You can also learn about how they handle upsells, their exit capture methods, and their opt-in techniques. So I agree, I would never send someone my money that uses these email subject lines but that doesn't mean I can't learn from them and apply bits and pieces of what I learn, in an ethical way to my own marketing toolkit.

    My favorite marketing story of the week was that of Ted Williams, the homeless guy with the great radio voice. His pitch, his subject line was simple:

    Give me a dollar and listen to me talk for 30 seconds!

    How's that for a sales pitch? He tells you what you'll get. He tells you what it costs. And 99% of his customers leave feeling they got more than their money's worth. What a gig!

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  • Profile picture of the author kris2012
    Terrible strategy!
    I myself have not been in a list that sends such junk but
    there are many emails with similar subject lines in my spam folder from blackhatters who
    have scraped my email somehow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eamon Diamond
    Yip, I'd bin it straight away, don't be clicking on something that comes through like that if you haven't even signed up for it. Sometimes email like this can have viruses attached.

    If it gets through your filters and lands in your inbox and you didn't sign up for it, HIT THE DELETE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dylan K
    gmails spam filters seem to be working great for me
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  • Profile picture of the author altoro80
    i get those emails in my junk folder everyday, since it's in the junk i just hit delete and forget about it
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  • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
    lol - yes, got that one a little while ago and "unsubscribed" immediately. I DO have a Clickbank product that doesn't make a ton of sales - so, um - yeah.

    What's funny is I got a "real" sale about 15 minutes later.

    I also posted a thread in here last week about the email subject line:
    "Congratulations! You've just made a Sale"

    - getting those a lot now too and those guys can go pound sand also.
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    • Profile picture of the author Page-One
      This morning I unsubscribed after getting a message titled: Invoice #720140980.

      I don't want to be told that I RECEIVED money when I didn't...or that I OWE money if I don't. Picky me.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpadualcore
    Wow, I got that too..These poor list owners gave me laugh everyday. I always open emails with these deceptive subject lines, and click on unsubscribe, right away. Its ridiculous that they have buried the unsubscribe link very deep.

    These types of emails are growing in number for the past few months..Guess some "Guru" recently sold a new product teaching "How to Increase the CTR of your Emails".. Lolz... I have unsubscribed from 100+ lists for during the past few months and still new ones are lurking in my inbox..Here's some of the subject lines, I remember..

    "About your Clickbank Account.."

    "Urgent: About Your ClickBank Account"

    "Thanks for Buying"

    "CONGRATS <name>, Your Access Link..."

    "RE: Congratulations...Access has been approved"

    "RE: <name>, About Your <any niche> Website.."

    "Please log into your account"

    "Re:Here's the info you requested"

    "Thanks for your payment"

    "Notification of Payment Received" <--Very Famous

    "New Password Confirmation"

    "Just send you $37"

    "Invoice #xxxxxxx"

    "Clickbank Notification: New Sale Confirmation"

    "Congratulations <name>! You just made an affiliate sale!"

    "Reroducts sold today"

    "Wow, You just made $49"

    "[URGENT] Paypal Transaction Error"

    "Payment Confirmed. Please dispatch the product"

    "Reayment Confirmation"

    "<name>, Urgent"

    "CONFIRMED: Your download link..."

    "Paypal New Transaction IDxxxxx"

    "Paypal payment received"

    "Thanks for your Order"

    "Unable to send you payment"

    "[IMPORTANT UPDATE] - Accept your Payment"

    "17 New Payments in Queue"


    ....the list goes on...

    These list owners invited me to open their emails and click on 'unsubscribe'. No matter how good is the product they are offering, I'll consider these people as IM beggers, kneeing down and begging to buy a product from their link..

    They lied in first place and now 'Is there any reason I should trust them?'
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Be careful which unsubscribe links you click on...

      Unless you know you actually signed up for the list (a good reason to have an email just for subscribing to lists), you could actually be helping the spammers.

      Many times, all you are doing otherwise is confirming that the email went to a live address. Live addresses are worth much more on the open market.

      If you are not sure you actually signed up for a given mailer's list, just delete the email. If they repeat, set up a filter to delete them immediately so you don't have to deal with them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Be careful which unsubscribe links you click on...

        Unless you know you actually signed up for the list (a good reason to have an email just for subscribing to lists), you could actually be helping the spammers.

        Many times, all you are doing otherwise is confirming that the email went to a live address. Live addresses are worth much more on the open market.

        If you are not sure you actually signed up for a given mailer's list, just delete the email. If they repeat, set up a filter to delete them immediately so you don't have to deal with them.
        Here's a better solution John...

        Whenver I join a list of a person or company I don't know,
        I always use a UNIQUE e-mail address.

        I just go into cpanel and set-up a unique, forwarding e-mail
        address to my main e-mail address.

        That way, if they don't honor the unsubscribe request,
        continue spamming or sell my e-mail address I can kill
        the unique e-mail address at my end.

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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by Shaun OReilly View Post

          Here's a better solution John...

          Whenver I join a list of a person or company I don't know,
          I always use a UNIQUE e-mail address.

          I just go into cpanel and set-up a unique, forwarding e-mail
          address to my main e-mail address.

          That way, if they don't honor the unsubscribe request,
          continue spamming or sell my e-mail address I can kill
          the unique e-mail address at my end.

          Dedicated to mutual success,

          Shaun
          No arguments here. It's an excellent strategy.

          Just a little hard to accomplish in the past tense, and doesn't account for the phishing type emails just looking to confirm whether an email is live or not...
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  • Profile picture of the author Phoenyx
    I actually searched for this thread. I checked my email on Tuesday and found I had a few junk emails. I went to go and delete them as I usually do, until one caught my eye. It was a notification of a CB sale. I am not on clickbank, nor have I ever been near em. How is it possible that I would receive a sale item notification?

    Needless to say I deleted it without opening it, because I am painfully aware of email viruses and didn't think I should take the chance on infecting my system.
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  • Profile picture of the author srumsley
    I agree that such tactics speak volumes about the character of the marketer. Can you imagine walking past a shop down the street only to have the owner come out of the doorway and pull you inside saying "Look in here - have I got a bargain for you! This is the discount of the century, blah, blah, blah," and it all turned out to be baloney? I mean, would these marketers SAY the things that are in their emails to your face?
    I am also really annoyed when there IS no unsubscribe link! Or it is in a font colour so faint that it is intended for you to miss it..........

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  • Profile picture of the author JamesW
    Yes I also would have unsubscribed right away. Anything remotely misleading just stinks of desperation. Nowadays I just look at the sender and delete those I don't recognise. There are a few select marketers who I will always read, regardless of what they put in their subject line.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeborahDera
    Originally Posted by hoot33 View Post

    I don't know who this was from but I hit unsubscribe right away, I got so excited since I don't sell products all that often.

    I was actually ready to email him with a complaint, but Im not like that, I'll unsubscribe and move on.

    Would anyone else unsubscribe from the list if this happened??

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    I got several emails like that. I am really disappointed with the emails I receive lately. I used to enjoy at least looking at new products. Now I dread the notifications (that come from several sources).
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  • Profile picture of the author fullmatrix
    Lol yes I would unsubscribe right away. And the list of unsubscribe-able subject are including: fake notification of payment receive, Re: Your username, You receive $XXX comission and so on...
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    • Profile picture of the author Ehanson
      That's terrible! It doesn't matter if they got you to open the email or not.

      A great example of what never to do if you have a list. Always treat your subscribers like they're your neighbors or good friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhoebeSmellyCat
    Yes, I get a lot of those these days.

    I never open them since my CB email is different from the email I use to subscribe to lists so I know it can't be from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zentech
    If anyone is under the impression that the people who send these things WANT intelligent people like you guys on their lists, I think you're mistaken. You are not the target market. You are the people to be screened OUT, in order to achieve a higher concentration of suckers and marks with open wallets.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dominium
    This is the reason I love gmail. I receive like 100 spam emails a day, many of them with that kind of title. I am also subscribed to some guy that uses "support" as his name and ****ty titles like "Notification of Payment" etc.

    I keep only a couple of people on not-spam (my main inbox) including Daniel McGonagle. I strongly suggest you sign up for his mailing list, he's great! And almost never sends any ****.
    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author martinkeens
    If you're as fed up with this idiotic (and illegal) behavior as I am, do something about it (besides just unsubscribing). Forward the email (including full headers) to the abuse email address for the list service (usually abuse@whateverservicename.com) as well as spam@uce.gov

    Deceptive subject lines are a direct violation of the CAN-SPAM Act and reporting these violations to the mailing service does make a difference. Help clean up the world of Internet Marketing by showing these jokers that you're not going to stand for their hijinks any more.
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    direct box to span ...
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  • Profile picture of the author daangertenaar
    I'd do the same, all they try is to get your attention in a cheap way, very amaturistic.
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  • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
    I've been to lazy to unsubscribe. I've never actually read any of his stuff, but the funny thing is, he is still sending them. It's only been a few days since the last one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hunter06
    I seem to be getting quite a few of these types of emails lately. As an attention grabber it's great but I'm turned off by it. However, judging by the number of times these emails hit my inbox I would assume that's it's paying off for somebody.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Ya that's a pretty jabroni move to send emails like that. Absolutely mindless.

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  • Profile picture of the author RachelCorrine
    yeah, and I wouldn't bother sending an email to complain. Your time is too valuable, and he will discover soon enough this is not the way to make money...when everyone else unsubscribes too!
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