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A Special Place for Spammers

I've been waiting for a good case study to illustrate what I've been saying about spam filtering over the last several months.

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Spamhaus: Cyber Crime Fighter

spamhaus In September I had the pleasure of being a Twitter panelist on how to avoid the spam filters when emailing. This is the third time I've spoken formally on the subject (if you consider tweeting "formal"). By this third presentation, it struck me that spam is like porn, everyone thinks they know it when they see it, but few can define it in their own words. Looking for the most succinct explanation, I turned to the Spamhaus Project

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Me, the Twitter Panelist

I find Twitter to be an efficient and effective way to grow professionally and personally.

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“Undelivered” Email

...even when people opt in to your email list, 3.3% is sent to a "junk" or "bulk" email folder and 17.4% is not delivered at all. Not delivered at all? Where'd it go?

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CAN-SPAM Clarity

The  recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision surprised me.  In it, the judges touted the "beneficial aspects" of email marketing. WOW.

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Why Outsource Newsletters & Email Campaigns?

After June's speaking engagement, members of Charlotte Professional Saleswomen and Entrepreneurs (CPSE) have been in touch with questions about email and newsletter marketing.  Since we ran out of time in person, this post is fourth in the series of online follow-ups.

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Next Q: Online/Offline

Continuing the series of Q&A: What goes online and in print varies from a person to person and must align with industry norms. For example, when I ran an environmental contracting business my market was general contractors with public-bid jobs. Contractors are low-tech, and expect bids to be FAXED, not emailed. Most of them have Yahoo or Hotmail accounts and a LIGHT web presence if any.

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Next Q: Personal vs Professional Blog?

Let's say you're a baseball card collector, you love all things about the sport but your paid work is interior design. How to get into the new media groove? You might talk about the parallels between project management and third base coaching or dealing with a difficult customer with a personality like Ty Cobb's. This makes you a REAL PERSON, infuses warmth into your posts and will probably garner you a following of other baseball lovers. Wow, imagine having a client roster full of other people who love the game -- that's the potential of your new media voice.

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e-Newsletters: Track Them, You Must

Yesterday a client called for my input. She wants to move her ad-sponsored printed newsletter clients over to an ad-sponsored blog and wanted to check her logic with me. She asked why I bother to publish both a blog and a newsletter.

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Your Reputation as a Spammer

In a study by Merkle, the main reasons subscribers choose to opt out of email programs, are perceived irrelevance (75%) and sending too frequently (73%). If 75% of people hit the "Spam" button instead of "Unsubscribe" you're a spammer.

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