OT: Mail list cleaning
ka at pacific.net
Fri Mar 13 21:11:05 GMT 2009
Paul Welsh wrote:
> Apologies this is off-topic, but can anyone recommend an application for
> cleaning email lists, ie, checking whether the address is still valid but
> not sending a message?
uhhh.. no. Allowing that would not be a good design choice. ;-)
So... What do we do when we have a new clueless customer who comes to us
with their LIST of 'subscribers' that they obtained from who knows where?
We take them to a dark room, and shine a 200 watt bulb into their face.
We tell them that we only allow confirmed opt-in email, but if at our
discretion, their list appears mostly valid, we will allow them to send
a single brief email, compliant with all current laws of course. ugh.
The email must contain a link back to verify that the recipient wishes
to continue on the mailing list. If the recipient does not respond
within a week, then they must be removed automatically. The only other
option is to toss out the list completely, or connect the electrodes...
Also, we sometimes recommend reputable email marketing companies for
larger enterprises that wish to have all the bells and whistles of
customer contact, marketing, and tracking and whatever.
Pacific Internet - http://www.pacific.net
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