Clean Mailing Lists From A Spammer?
Okay, this is just plain bizarre. I received the following email this morning (this is the second identical email I've received from this guy in the last month.) He begins as follows:
Sales / Marketing,
My name is Vic. I came across your website via Google.com. I am sending this business email to introduce myself and my company, [spammername], in an attempt to explore the marketing possibilities for your website. We are a full-service, double opt-in email consumer marketing company.
If you're wondering what he's talking about, he has a huge mailing list that he uses for the purpose of advertising consumer products. For example, if I pay him X dollars, the next time he sends a newsletter to his mailing list, he'll include an advertisement for my anti-spam website. (Ironic, isn't it?)
He proceeds to brag about how 'clean' his mailing list is--he doesn't have anyone
on his mailing list who doesn't want to be on it!
All of our names come from our website. We are not a compiled list, or have email names that come from some "ghost network of sites." We do not re-market any outside email lists.
Unlike most companies, we look at our list as an online community. We send them a newsletter every 15th of the month. We scrub our lists 3 times a week. We verify the validity of each and every email address. This prevents any sign-up software, such as Gator, from entering our community.
...after bragging about how he's not spamming people because they all want
to be on his list...
...he goes and spams me.