Does 3 emails in 2 minutes bother you!

by Tom Sheltraw 34 replies
I am on a respected Warrior’s list and today I got 3 emails in less than 2 minutes, all different. I feel Spammed!

I haven’t read them and I also haven’t deleted them yet. I’m thinking!!!!!!!

Would you feel this way or am I just a little to sensitive today?

Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author WebCoach
    Three emails in one week, let alone 2 minutes, would bother me.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    Originally Posted by Tom Sheltraw View Post

    I am on a respected Warrior’s list and today I got 3 emails in less than 2 minutes, all different. I feel Spammed!

    I haven’t read them and I also haven’t deleted them yet. I’m thinking!!!!!!!

    Would you feel this way or am I just a little to sensitive today?

    Tom
    Hey Tom, I'm one of those type marketers who e-mails my list A LOT. I set the tone early and everyone knows I blast e-mails.

    I'm a hardnose IMer and I find those are the types I attract too.

    The rest unsubscribe.

    ...Point is, there aren't any rules for e-mailing sequences.

    If you don't like sending a lot of e-mail, don't send a lot of e-mail. If you like it, then do it. Chances are the alike will stay on your list and the rest will fall off.

    ...It's the law of polarization. Take a side and you'll attract that side.
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    • Profile picture of the author jhongren
      HI Tom, sounds like sending 3 emails within a short time is not the norm.

      Different subscribers of different lists may give different reaction.

      If the email is of great value and not a promo, I think it is good to receive at most 2 emails a day.

      But not too often I hope. =)

      My 2 cents,
      John
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
        Originally Posted by jhongren View Post

        If the email is of great value and not a promo,


        John
        I'll vote for that...
        If not, good bye.
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        • Profile picture of the author jhongren
          Originally Posted by Steve Taylor View Post

          I'll vote for that...
          If not, good bye.
          -Steve
          I will take it as a great email of excellent value with no promo to be like someone giving you a free physical book everyday.

          Imagine, you walking past a bookshop and the seller just chuck a book "4 hours work week" and tell you "take it, it is free"

          then the next hour you work past, he gives you "Think and grow rich" and says it is free again.

          Then, the next hour when you happened to walk past again for the 3rd time, he gives you another IM book and says "It is a free gift for you."

          John
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    • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
      Originally Posted by JasonParker View Post

      Hey Tom, I'm one of those type marketers who e-mails my list A LOT. I set the tone early and everyone knows I blast e-mails.

      I'm a hardnose IMer and I find those are the types I attract too.

      The rest unsubscribe.

      ...Point is, there aren't any rules for e-mailing sequences.

      If you don't like sending a lot of e-mail, don't send a lot of e-mail. If you like it, then do it. Chances are the alike will stay on your list and the rest will fall off.

      ...It's the law of polarization. Take a side and you'll attract that side.
      I never thought of email promotion like that or at least in that light. Just out of curiousity, are your open rates decent? What about your click through and conversion rates?
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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    Originally Posted by Tom Sheltraw View Post

    I am on a respected Warrior’s list and today I got 3 emails in less than 2 minutes, all different. I feel Spammed!


    Tom
    If you chose to be on his list, he could send you 10 emails in 2 minutes, and it still wouldn't be spam.

    If you're emailing me good info, I don't care how often you do it; if you're emailing me crap, it doesn't matter how infrequently you email me...it's still crap.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      Originally Posted by blackhatcat View Post

      If you chose to be on his list, he could send you 10 emails in 2 minutes, and it still wouldn't be spam.
      With all due respect, bullsh*t! You don't have any idea as to what the conditions of the opt in agreement were. So making a blanket statement like that is quite simply...wreckless.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tristan Bull
        No but 4 emails in 3 minutes would tip me over the edge j/k

        Were they all promoting something different or the same thing?

        Were they promoting his products or someone else products?

        It's a bit odd, maybe it was an accident and they were supposed to be sent out over the next few days or somethig like that.
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        • Profile picture of the author JasonKing
          What do pretty girls do when approached by uninvited men in a bar?

          They walk away.

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          • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
            Originally Posted by JasonKing View Post

            What do pretty girls do when approached by uninvited men in a bar?

            They walk away.

            -JasonKing
            You haven't been to a bar with me

            To the OP:

            I feel Spammed!
            You signed up. It's NOT spam. If you don't like it, simply unsubscribe and don't waste everyone else's time.
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            • Profile picture of the author Lance K
              Originally Posted by Kyle Tully View Post


              To the OP:



              You signed up. It's NOT spam. If you don't like it, simply unsubscribe and don't waste everyone else's time.

              How do you know what they signed up for?


              If I sign up for a weekly newsletter and the person sends me affiliate pitches every other day, I have absolutely no bones about hitting the spam button rather than the unsubscribe button.

              It's not my problem if someone doesn't know how to act right and keep their word.
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              • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
                Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

                How do you know what they signed up for?


                If I sign up for a weekly newsletter and the person sends me affiliate pitches every other day, I have absolutely no bones about hitting the spam button rather than the unsubscribe button.

                It's not my problem if someone doesn't know how to act right and keep their word.


                AHaha, keep their word... now that's a good one. Does George Bush keep his word? LOL, I have to laugh when everyone gets so emotionally attached to their email client.

                Lighten up you guys, it's business... And who signs up for a freaken newsletter anymore?

                Anyway, at the end of the day did the email hurt you? Did it have an effect on you and your family? Maybe the best thing to do is delete it... Clicking on the spam button for an email you signed up for is pretty low...

                It's NOT spam... who are you to tell the owner of the list when to mail? Just get off the list and STOP hitting the spam button... That reporting button should be reserved for true spam NOT what you think is spam...

                Mike Hill
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              • Profile picture of the author Mike McBride
                Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

                How do you know what they signed up for?


                If I sign up for a weekly newsletter and the person sends me affiliate pitches every other day, I have absolutely no bones about hitting the spam button rather than the unsubscribe button.

                It's not my problem if someone doesn't know how to act right and keep their word.
                Lance, you're really killing your own credibility here. I suspect there are a number of Warriors reading your posts in this thread who would refuse to do business with you as a result.

                It's NOT spam, and hitting the spam button is just plain wrong. Unsubscribe if you don't like it, but don't send false spam reports.
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                • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
                  Originally Posted by Mike McBride View Post


                  It's NOT spam, and hitting the spam button is just plain wrong. Unsubscribe if you don't like it, but don't send false spam reports.
                  I have to agree here. There is nothing more irritating than giving something out for free and having someone hit the SPAM button b/c it is easier. I actually take it quite personal.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
                    Originally Posted by Simon_Sezs View Post

                    I have to agree here. There is nothing more irritating than giving something out for free and having someone hit the SPAM button b/c it is easier. I actually take it quite personal.
                    Simon,

                    I hear ya there... Recent studies I've conducted have indicated over a list populous of 8,000 people that I get more spam complaints when offering very valuable free stuff than when I send them an offer that costs a few hundred bucks...

                    It didn't just happen once either ... it's been so consistent that I'm writing a blog post about it with actual numbers. It ties into what peoples perceptions are of free stuff without looking at it compared to a product costing hundreds of dollars.

                    Interesting..!

                    Mike Hill
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                    • Profile picture of the author sparrow
                      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

                      Simon,

                      I hear ya there... Recent studies I've conducted have indicated over a list populous of 8,000 people that I get more spam complaints when offering very valuable free stuff than when I send them an offer that costs a few hundred bucks...

                      Isn't this the case, most of my spam complaints have always been over free valuable stuff go figure.

                      All my pay offers never get any complaints, can't figure this out but I don't lose any sleep over that.

                      Ed
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                      • Profile picture of the author .X.
                        I'd guess more time was spent reading
                        this post and writing a reply than it
                        took to delete - or even unsubscribe.

                        Just a guess. :-)

                        So what's the real issue?

                        I was reading Predictably Irrational
                        last night and what a profound statement -

                        Instant gratification is procrastination.

                        It's why we don't do the things we say
                        we want to do.

                        Instead of doing what you say you want
                        to do, you find an excuse to take some
                        instant gratification - make a post about
                        how this bugs you, instead of just resolving
                        the issue and doing what you want to do.

                        Hey - I'm doing it too. We all are - having
                        a little recognition gives us some power to
                        do in the right direction - besides you made
                        this post so I'd share my immense wisdom
                        (not consciously, of course).

                        Thanks! X
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              • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
                Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

                How do you know what they signed up for?


                If I sign up for a weekly newsletter and the person sends me affiliate pitches every other day, I have absolutely no bones about hitting the spam button rather than the unsubscribe button.

                It's not my problem if someone doesn't know how to act right and keep their word.
                Obviously I don't know as the OP didn't say... but as he just said "I am on a respected Warrior’s list" and not "I signed up for a weekly newsletter" I figured he doesn't know either

                Simple solution... unsubscribe if it bothers you. Hitting the spam button just because you didn't get what you expected doesn't do anyone any good and solves nothing.

                And the funny thing is, it might not be the list owners fault at all. The emails might have been held up in the autoresponder... or on the server... or the receivers end... could be any number of reasons.
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                • Profile picture of the author Faisal Anwar
                  WOW..that is called spamming spam
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                  • The thing that annoys me is when I get multiple copies of the same e-mail from the same marketer - usually within minutes of each other. What this often means is that they're running multiple lists and not filtering their offer across them.

                    The other annoyance is when marketers sent a promotional e-mail, then follow it up multiple times over the next few days as a 'reminder', without adding anthing new. It's desperation marketing at its worst.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
                      I don't like to send OR receive more than 4 or 5 per week.
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          • Profile picture of the author jhongren
            Originally Posted by JasonKing View Post

            What do pretty girls do when approached by uninvited men in a bar?

            They walk away.

            -JasonKing
            What happens if a man is approached by uninvited pretty girls? :p

            John
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          • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
            Originally Posted by JasonKing View Post

            What do pretty girls do when approached
            by uninvited men in a bar?

            They walk away.

            -JasonKing

            Absolutely PRICELESS!!!!!

            Spot on Jason....

            Regards

            Greg
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            • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
              It should be pretty obvious the person didn't send 3 emails in 2 minutes. It takes longer than that to set them up.

              It's something like this:
              1. You are on multiple lists of his.
              2. His autoresponder bunched up the messages (or your email provider did) and they all arrived at about the same time.

              The bigger question is: Why are you so upset about this? It is just some email from lists you signed up to. You don't have to read them. It's not like somebody set your house on fire.

              You probably could have read the emails in less time than it took to start this thread.


              Mike Hill, please keep your political insults to yourself, or we might have to annex your country.
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
          Another thing to consider as a possibility is that the server your mail goes through delivered an accumulated bundle of e-mails at one time.

          Thats in addition to what has already been mentioned in this thread.

          Frank Bruno
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    • I would think it's unlikely it was even intentional, personally I have no issue with an email every day as long as the content is good, If I signed up, I signed up, unless it stated you will only recieve X emails every X days, then I don't have a leg to stand on.

      That said, 3 in minutes is pointless and unless they were incredibly useful would result in me unsubscribing, but I wouldn't be put out, I just simply can't handle that amount of e-mail from one individual when I already have 50+ emails a day that do need attending to.
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  • Profile picture of the author scene4u
    That is definitely excessive. I would delete them if I was you.
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  • Profile picture of the author tamtu
    I don't let them bother me, I just don't open them.
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