Bought WSO Now My Email Address Is Everywhere

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I purchased a few WSOs here, now it seems like everyone selling WSOs has my email address...

It's not such a big deal, since I like to get updates... but, it can be a drag getting 5 or 6 notices about the same newest WSO to come out...

I think the bigger issue is that some Warriors here are clearly not respecting CANSPAM laws...
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  • Profile picture of the author briankoz
    Just wanted to comment on two quick things:

    1. Yes, lots of people collect e-mails there and it can add up fast. You may have even signed up without necessarily knowing it, but certainly there might be cases of people sharing leads (which I believe there's a forum rule against sharing without some kind of opt-in to share).

    2. I think you might also be not understanding CAN Spam laws, as there's nothing really there that says that they can't e-mail you as long as they follow a simple set of rules (like having a way to opt-out, not having misleading subjects, having their address, etc.). Technically, almost anyone could e-mail you anything they wanted or add you to any list as long as they follow those rules.

    That's not necessarily best practice, but people often times think that adding someone onto a list without a confirmed opt-in is against CAN Spam when in reality it's actually not.

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    • Profile picture of the author mosthost
      Originally Posted by briankoz View Post

      Just wanted to comment on two quick things:

      1. Yes, lots of people collect e-mails there and it can add up fast. You may have even signed up without necessarily knowing it, but certainly there might be cases of people sharing leads (which I believe there's a forum rule against sharing without some kind of opt-in to share).

      2. I think you might also be not understanding CAN Spam laws, as there's nothing really there that says that they can't e-mail you as long as they follow a simple set of rules (like having a way to opt-out, not having misleading subjects, having their address, etc.). Technically, almost anyone could e-mail you anything they wanted or add you to any list as long as they follow those rules.

      That's not necessarily best practice, but people often times think that adding someone onto a list without a confirmed opt-in is against CAN Spam when in reality it's actually not.

      - Brian
      You got it. CAN-SPAM is about as misunderstood as 'eBay Buyer Protection.' As long as they have a valid unsubscribe, a clear mailing address, a notice that it's an 'advertisement' they're good.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcbaker1
    Just unsubscribe? I don't see a problem... I am sure the sellers are offering an unsubscribe option in there e-mail, take a look at the bottom of it.
    If you want to keep getting the mails you can categorize it in maps and forward the mails to the map you made for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Baadier Sydow
    I have my email everywhere too which I dont mind too much. What I dont like is guys using the exact swipe file for the JV page and emailing you without any thought. You end up getting 5-10 of the same email from lazy marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    It may happen. We all have a business. Sometimes some warrior like to push to other warrior. I do not mind until it cross the limit.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Lenaghan
    Originally Posted by Gene.Gerwin View Post

    I purchased a few WSOs here, now it seems like everyone selling WSOs has my email address...
    It's more likely that the people you bought from are all just promoting the same WSO's.

    A lot of WSO sellers also promote other WSO's as affiliates, so if you get on a few lists you'll tend to get multiple promotions. Especially for the larger launches.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve50000
    Some people create another email account just for signups so they keep the amount of spam going to their personal inbox minimal.

    Setting up an alias is even better, as you can set up a filter on all incoming email with that address, and don't have to manage yet another email account.
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    • Profile picture of the author shane_k
      Originally Posted by Steve50000 View Post

      Some people create another email account just for signups so they keep the amount of spam going to their personal inbox minimal.

      Setting up an alias is even better, as you can set up a filter on all incoming email with that address, and don't have to manage yet another email account.
      This is what I do.

      I have a specific email address that I use anytime I buy something or sign up for something.

      and I have a word file where I keep track of what did I buy or sign up for, who the person is that is going to be sending me emails.

      Then they are immediately put on probation, and they have to meet certain requirements.

      If I like what they have to say, and I know I am going to stay on their list, I will then change my email settings so their emails get sent to my main email account.

      If I don't like them then I unsubscribe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr. Ken Russell
    Welcome to internet marketing I have separate emails I use for different purposes to avoid all of this. If all goes wrong, just click the unsubscribe button. Problem solved.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      I need to do some serious cleaning out of my main inbox because it has become just about dysfunctional, with hundreds of people emailing me multiple times a DAY!

      The thing is that I don't want to delete someone whose product I bought where I might get updates... What to do?

      What are you all doing?

      I am unsubscribing, but clearly not nearly fast enough.

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  • Profile picture of the author TheSalesBooster
    People do list swaps all the time. It's annoying... I would never trust anyone who gave out my email to other people without asking.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    No surprise, there are people who will sell their own mother for 5c, so selling or swapping your email address is no biggie for them...
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    A good practice is to always use a unique url for purchases of IM products since there are many scoundrels.

    If a WSO seller is selling your email address to others do the following:

    1. Let other prospective buyers know in the WSO thread, and

    2. Report the seller to a moderator. Regardless of technicalities of CAN-SPAM, this practice violates forum rules (see advertising rule #11 for WSOs) and the seller is subject to being banned.

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

      A good practice is to always use a unique url for purchases of IM products since there are many scoundrels.

      If a WSO seller is selling your email address to others do the following:

      1. Let other prospective buyers know in the WSO thread, and

      2. Report the seller to a moderator. Regardless of technicalities of CAN-SPAM, this practice violates forum rules (see advertising rule #11 for WSOs) and the seller is subject to being banned.

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      Those are all good points and people should do that. However, my only concern is that some people may think you gave their email address to another Warrior when in fact the reality is you are simply promoting someone elses WSO.

      Of course you could say that in your email but there are still a large amount of people who would still think you gave their email address out when in fact that didn't happen.

      Just saying...
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I'd put a block on every spam/redundant address that ended up in my inbox - related to a specific offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene.Gerwin
    Well... I'm getting emails that actually do not comply with CANSPAM... no contact information, no unsubscribe links or directions, nothing to indicate how I got on their lists... Just text email with 3 links to new WSO and a some drivel text interspersed between them.... I suppose I could try sending back an email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line- but that might just let them know they've got a working email that they can sell to someone else... I just hit the "Spam" button in Gmail and let Google sort them out...

    I suspect it might only be a couple of culprits using pure spam tactics (switching out IP address of sender, rotating sender email address, etc.) because the emails all look so similar...
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Sussman
      Originally Posted by Gene.Gerwin View Post

      Well... I'm getting emails that actually do not comply with CANSPAM... no contact information, no unsubscribe links or directions, nothing to indicate how I got on their lists... Just text email with 3 links to new WSO and a some drivel text interspersed between them.
      Report them to JVZoo or WarriorPlus. They will boot them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author wnatc1
    a pretty simple soltion is to use filters in gmail if you use it to send any mail with wso in it, for example, to a separate category that you can look at at your leisure if you wish, ad delete. At least you wont see them just in the inbox each day then.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxNiche
    My mailbox is filled in warrior offers.But I haven't subscribed to those people at all.But then,This is Internet Marketing and people do everything for money.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    use something like

    10 Minute Mail

    Only a very very small percentage of people actually send updates to programs you have purchased in the past. Even for those that do, you will get tons more "offers" emails than "update" emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author danilion55
    I always use my secondary email address to buy any thing online. and my that email address is full of spam emails. Try to ignore if you are not interested becuase they aren't gonna stop now
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
      I create a unique e-mail address whenever I join someone's
      prospect list or voluntarily add my details to their 'update' list.

      That way, if the e-mail address gets sold on, I can trace it
      back to the wanker who sold my details.

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      • Profile picture of the author successproducts
        Wow I admired your organizational skill @Shaun hehehe ....

        I felt the same way~ I got some mails from people I KNOW FOR SURE I did not subscribe. So I just unsubscribe them. It's almost a nature of this business .... because this is how we make money eventually. I would like to pass on to my list if the product is very good... and if the product is that good you bet many will do the same ...
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        • If you don't buy WSOs, you won't have that problem.

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          • Profile picture of the author kaizense
            My experience is rather mix. Sure some of the email marketers get their timing right and I do find myself not minding seeing or reading their email once it hits my inbox. Others while they are within the legal framework so to speak via double optins are behaving just like spammers with multiple offers.

            Then there are a few who litterally just spam ie no optin. My tagged email is passed on to others. Gmail is doing a good job thus far.
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            • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
              Gene,

              Report the senders who don't give a working unsubscribe, or who you haven't ordered from, to the affiliate platforms they're promoting through.

              If the affiliate platforms don't do something about it, and you really didn't order from the senders, PM me the details. But only after you've done those things.

              As of right now, the affiliate platform owners are pretty good about handling spam. Actually, VERY good. If one slips, though, I am not averse to nuking enough payment buttons to make it hurt. I doubt that would ever need to happen, but it's an option.

              Also, be aware that accusing them of something they didn't do will get YOU on the wrong end of the Big Red Button. I'm not saying that's what's happening, mind you. Just alerting you to the need to be careful about allegations that aren't supported by reality...


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  • Profile picture of the author Gene.Gerwin
    @Shaun OReilly... I have to add "wanker" to my lexicon... it's mild enough to escape censor, but graphic/offensive enough to almost qualify as a four-letter word... but, it only applies to males, no? wank - Wiktionary
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    They are doing this to make money. Therefore you need to hit them where it hurts. Contact the platform that is hosting their affiliate link and inform them of the spam. Most affiliate networks will want to get rid of these idiots quick smart as it also has a negative impact on their reputation.
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  • Profile picture of the author rackspace
    and try using a seperate no name email address online. keep the spam away. add that account in gmail which will keep pulling all new emails.
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