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Mass mailing: What happens if we send mass mails from company domain ?

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Mass mailing: What happens if we send mass mails from company domain ?

kiran.maan
What happens if we send mails in massive numbers from company domain,xyz.com with an attachment ?
Is there possibilities that domain get black listed ?
How can we register domain as authenticate to avoid such instance ?
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    Kenone

    Explain the difference between mass mailing and spam? I must have forgotten.

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    OH Smeg

    What you mean there is a difference?

    You learn something new every day. :^0

    Col

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    nkfro

    Yes, there's a difference!

    Most SPAM will attempt to disguise its content, its source, and/or its purpose. They'll use forged addresses as well as e-mail accounts provided by companies that choose to look the other way for the benefit of its customers, not the recipients.

    A prime example is the Canadian drugstore sites. The e-mail address is never the same which makes it tough for anything but a white list to filter out of your inbox. MLass mailings are not always

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    Kenone

    @nkfro
    Spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail.
    Notice the period at the end of that sentence. There are not buts, or excepts.

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    nkfro

    Kenone, . SPAMers rarely follow accepted definitions. If they did, this thread would not exist. Definitions evolve in lockstep with real world use. A strict definition is not always an accurate definition. SPAM can also include and appear to be unsolicited e-mail from a single individual using forged headers thus disquising a malicious e-mail as an 'innocent' source.

    Please notice the period at the end of my sentence. The accurate use of punctuation is not an exclusive skill set.

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    seanferd

    You can't. You simply do not send mail to people who don't want it. Easy! Not spamming? No problem.

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    Who Am I Really

    anytime you do mass mailing / bulk mailing,
    you run the risk of getting labeled as a spammer
    either by your ISP or the ISPs of the recipients

    However, you can pay a legitimate bulk mailing service that is "allowed" to do mass mailing for things like: monthly weekly etc. news letters, web page / site notifications, etc.

    .

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    chessnute

    And how one of those legitimate bulk mailing services win their "allowed to do" status? why those services can not be considered spammers? where do you need to go to become one of those services?

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    kiran.maan

    Thanx.. Let's understand technicals that they did something extra that is why allowed to do mass mailing and has minimal percentage of dropping in spam box and higher side of mails dropping in inbox...

    I actually wanted to know, how to set those things for myself

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    Who Am I Really

    re: set one up yourself

    unless you're trying to setup a spammer system, why would you want to set up your own when there are services out there that have already done the work

    eg.
    aweber.com

    mass mailing that isn't spam is based on Opt-In subscriptions

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    flausher

    My company sends out mass mails to it's clients with information on things like bank-holidays and crucial updates that will affect them. But then, that's not quite the same as spamming...

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    kiran.maan

    Great... I have mass mailing to authenticate user database and with similar information to pass as per Go green initiative by Government.

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    Wolfsheadairborn

    If you are using the internet to do a mass mailing to potential clients, and these are people you have not had any contact with but are wanting as clients, then this is spam. The target clients have not opted in to your contact system. You need to qualify each receipient or you will fall foul of the USA anti spam rules. Most mass mailing companies will use a US based server. This means your mail has to comply with US law. At the moment the safest way of mass mailing is to make sure you have confirmation from the potential client (pref something physical) that they want you to contact them in this way. If there are enough complaints then you will be blacklisted as a spammer. This would be a potential nightmare to any company that uses the internet as a channel to market. (Not to mention if your mail has passed through a US server, the fines can be very high!)

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    LanceEG

    I used to work for a government agency that sent out mass emails to companies that registered with us. What we did was call the major ISPs to ensure that they whitelisted us and things worked out just fine. One year prior, we got blacklisted and had to contact every blacklist that had us on it to get off.

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    uksp

    ... my SPAM list ... so you'd only do it to me once.

    If you circumvented that I'd report it to my ISP, they'd add you to theirs, problem solved.

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    Kenone

    Explain the difference between mass mailing and spam? I must have forgotten.

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    OH Smeg

    What you mean there is a difference?

    You learn something new every day. :^0

    Col

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    nkfro

    Yes, there's a difference!

    Most SPAM will attempt to disguise its content, its source, and/or its purpose. They'll use forged addresses as well as e-mail accounts provided by companies that choose to look the other way for the benefit of its customers, not the recipients.

    A prime example is the Canadian drugstore sites. The e-mail address is never the same which makes it tough for anything but a white list to filter out of your inbox. MLass mailings are not always

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    Kenone

    @nkfro
    Spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail.
    Notice the period at the end of that sentence. There are not buts, or excepts.

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    nkfro

    Kenone, . SPAMers rarely follow accepted definitions. If they did, this thread would not exist. Definitions evolve in lockstep with real world use. A strict definition is not always an accurate definition. SPAM can also include and appear to be unsolicited e-mail from a single individual using forged headers thus disquising a malicious e-mail as an 'innocent' source.

    Please notice the period at the end of my sentence. The accurate use of punctuation is not an exclusive skill set.

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    seanferd

    You can't. You simply do not send mail to people who don't want it. Easy! Not spamming? No problem.

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    Who Am I Really

    anytime you do mass mailing / bulk mailing,
    you run the risk of getting labeled as a spammer
    either by your ISP or the ISPs of the recipients

    However, you can pay a legitimate bulk mailing service that is "allowed" to do mass mailing for things like: monthly weekly etc. news letters, web page / site notifications, etc.

    .

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    chessnute

    And how one of those legitimate bulk mailing services win their "allowed to do" status? why those services can not be considered spammers? where do you need to go to become one of those services?

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    kiran.maan

    Thanx.. Let's understand technicals that they did something extra that is why allowed to do mass mailing and has minimal percentage of dropping in spam box and higher side of mails dropping in inbox...

    I actually wanted to know, how to set those things for myself

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    Who Am I Really

    re: set one up yourself

    unless you're trying to setup a spammer system, why would you want to set up your own when there are services out there that have already done the work

    eg.
    aweber.com

    mass mailing that isn't spam is based on Opt-In subscriptions

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    flausher

    My company sends out mass mails to it's clients with information on things like bank-holidays and crucial updates that will affect them. But then, that's not quite the same as spamming...

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    kiran.maan

    Great... I have mass mailing to authenticate user database and with similar information to pass as per Go green initiative by Government.

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    Wolfsheadairborn

    If you are using the internet to do a mass mailing to potential clients, and these are people you have not had any contact with but are wanting as clients, then this is spam. The target clients have not opted in to your contact system. You need to qualify each receipient or you will fall foul of the USA anti spam rules. Most mass mailing companies will use a US based server. This means your mail has to comply with US law. At the moment the safest way of mass mailing is to make sure you have confirmation from the potential client (pref something physical) that they want you to contact them in this way. If there are enough complaints then you will be blacklisted as a spammer. This would be a potential nightmare to any company that uses the internet as a channel to market. (Not to mention if your mail has passed through a US server, the fines can be very high!)

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    LanceEG

    I used to work for a government agency that sent out mass emails to companies that registered with us. What we did was call the major ISPs to ensure that they whitelisted us and things worked out just fine. One year prior, we got blacklisted and had to contact every blacklist that had us on it to get off.

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    uksp

    ... my SPAM list ... so you'd only do it to me once.

    If you circumvented that I'd report it to my ISP, they'd add you to theirs, problem solved.