1. Email from hostgator (censored):
We have received complaints of the domain "**********.com" being spamvertised (Spamvertising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Advertising your domain via spam is a violation of our Zero Tolerance Spam Policy as found in section three of our terms of service. As such, we are requesting an explanation for the attached email and will require a resolution to this matter within the next 48 hours. If you have any questions please let us know.
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The first thing I noticed was that the email was linked with one of my affiliates affiliate ID (gma***). This is the affiliate who have sendt this spam emails. I have banned him from promoting my products, but if I my salespage gets spamvertised again, HostGator will shut down my hosting account...
I responded with this email:
"Hi Hostgator! I do NOT seending spam emails. I'm selling a product true this domain (http://*********.com) and my payment processor goes tru Click2Sell(Click2Sell Affiliate Network - Innovative Affiliate Marketing Network)
I'm also running a affiliate program with this product on Click2Sell.eu. So the spam email MUST come from one of my affiliates, and not me, because I have NEVER sendt any emails that promotes "http://*********.com".
These two links are affiliate "hop-link's", that means that the affiliate have created these links (in this case a affiliate with the username "gma***". The hop-links are for tracking, so the affiliate get their commission of a sale.
These emails have not been sent from any of my computers or any scrips on my webpage, but from an affiliates computer or webscript.
I hope you understand what I mean, and I also hope we can come to an resolution!"
2. Email from HostGator:
It appears that you are doing something known as Spamvertising. What this means is that you are advertising your domain/website through unsolicited (spam) email. Spamvertised emails don't need to be sent through Hostgator in order to go against our Terms of Service on this issue. Since this is your first spamvertised complaint, this TOS ticket will serve as your warning, if we get another complaint about your account we will be forced to suspend the account.
Please make sure that you read our Terms of Service and Mail Policy on this issue:
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Have anyone of you guys experince with the same problem?