Why You Should Choose Confirmed Opt-In

 

Confirmed Opt-in improves campaign results! We analyzed over 700M messages sent from GetResponse Pro accounts between August 1st and November 1st 2009, and compared certain “success” factors for confirmed opt-in and unconfirmed opt-in users. Check out the newest stats now!

The battle between “confirmed opt-in” and unconfirmed opt-in supporters has been raging for almost as long as email marketing has existed.  Much has been said, yet the endless stream of articles and shouting matches on blogs and forums continues. We’d like to help sort it all out, starting with the basics:

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Introduction to New GetResponse!

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You are now experiencing the totally new look and features of GetResponse! We hope you like it as much as we do! The more you use the new release, the more ideas you will get for exciting new campaigns. The new interface makes it easier than ever!
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Migration Details


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As the launch of the new GetResponse approaches, we’d like to give you some important information concerning the process of moving your current account to the new system. Here’s what you need to know:

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What’s Coming With New GetResponse!

Every day brings us closer to the launch of GetResponse 6.0, the biggest and the best release ever! The new version gives you a totally new interface, powerful features, multimedia, and much more.

Of course, we understand that change can be stressful, that’s why before the Big Day comes, we’d like to let you know more about what’s coming with the new and improved GetResponse. To review some of the new features, enhancements and new GetResponse for iPhone preview please watch our videos:

Attention Tweeple. We have decided to reward those “serious email marketers” who are first in line to take control of the power and possibilities of GetResponse 6.0. We will be soon launching an exclusive competition for @GetResponse followers to celebrate the launch of GetResponse V6.0.

Make sure to stay tuned! There’s lots more excitement to come!

Email Marketing – GetResponse

Email Marketing Academy – Best sending practices… Solved!

MarcinLuksJoin our Email Marketing Academy and leave the competition behind! You’ll get exclusive interviews with top email marketing experts, starting with “Unravelling Best Sending Practices” with Marcin Luks, GetResponse Email Deliverability Specialist.

Please explain your role at GetResponse?

Put simply, I ensure that our clients’ emails reach their subscribers’ inboxes. In practice, apart from maintaining
relationships with ISPs (like Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail or Gmail), it means constantly teaching clients how to keep up with the Best Sending
Practices, because each and every client contributes to GetResponse’s reputation as a whole.

How important is deliverability for a Email Marketing service like GetResponse?

To be reliable for our customers, we need to ensure that the number of received emails is as close to 100% of those sent as possible.
Deliverability is like a litmus paper of reputation. If a certain client conducts email marketing which might be considered as
spammy, it influences not only his own deliverability, but also that of other users.

Why do people try to spam?

Because they don’t understand their relationship with their subscribers. In reality, it’s an agreement: ‘I am joining because I want to
receive relevant content relating to my interests and expect you to respect me and my time.’ Spamming is treating subscribers
just as a list of prospects, not real people.

Is it getting harder to spam?

ISPs are developing new technologies to guard inboxes from unwanted content and spam filters are getting more and more sophisticated.
We also monitor our system daily in search of abusive behavior, so yes, it is getting harder. But it’s an ongoing battle all the time.

How is GetResponse improving its deliverabilty?

Apart from technological issues, like authentication or whitelistings that we take care of, deliverability is all about what, how and how often
our clients are sending. That is why our role is to teach our clients how to be responsible email marketers. We just share our knowledge, which is built on experience and multiple industry initiatives that we are a part of.

Email Marketing – GetResponse

Anti-spam company gets hit with $11.7 million damages

A popular anti-spam organization, SpamHaus, was ordered by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to pay $11,715,000 in damages to e360insight and its CEO, David Linhardt. e360insight sued SpamHaus earlier this year over illegal blacklisting of their mailings.

Additionally, SpamHaus was barred from causing any email sent by e360insight or Linhardt to be “blocked, delayed, altered, or interrupted in anyway”. The court also ordered SpamHaus to publish a public apology for deeming the group a spammer.

SpamHaus, a British-based organization, did not accept the US jurisdiction and believes that the order is not enforceable. “As spamming is illegal in the United Kingdom, an Illinois court ordering a British organization to stop blocking incoming Illinois spam in Britain goes contrary to U.K. law which orders all spammers to cease sending spam in the first place” SpamHaus stated.

At GetResponse we use SpamHaus as one of the methods to filter inbound spam and prevent spammers from abusing legitimate email marketing and autoresponder campaigns. We regret that the US court system can be used as a weapon against a non-profit organization that strives to keep our mailboxes clean.

UPDATE

In a proposed court order dated 10/6/2007 Judge Charles Kocoras of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois calls on the organizations responsible for registering the Spamhaus.org Internet address to suspend the organization’s Internet service. Both ICANN and Tucows, the Spamhaus.org registrar, are named in the order.

A spam-savvy Illinois lawyer shares his perspective on the issue and believes that the outlook may be bleak for the anti-spam organization.

UPDATE #2

A federal judge presiding over a spam dispute rejected a marketing company’s request to suspend the domain name of an anti-spam group that ignored an $11.7 million judgment against it.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles P. Kocoras denied a proposed motion from e360 Insight, which sued the Spamhaus Project over its “black list” of spammers. Wheeling, Ill.-based e360 Insight contends it is improperly on the list because it is a direct marketer that does not send unsolicited e-mail.