How do I avoid spam complaints?
Recipients who flag your mail as “Spam” or “Junk” have the greatest impact on your reputation as a sender. It is essential you avoid this at all costs by delivering great and relevant campaigns to recipients who want to receive it.
To avoid complaints, you should:
- Never use a purchased, harvested or “scraped” list of any kind
- Make sure you have a direct relationship with every single address on your list (avoid sending on behalf of a third party
Confirm new sign-ups (using a confirmed or double opt-in process)
- Make your sign-up process clear, explaining what someone is signing up for, when they will start receiving emails, and how often they can expect to hear from you
- Use a consistent sender name and email address
- Use a subject line that truthfully describes the content of your email
- Honor all opt-out requests immediately
- Abide by the rules of CAN SPAM and the spam laws of the country you reside in
- Keep your list current and up to date
- Don’t reactivate old addresses
- Send emails on a regular basis
If you comply with all of these rules, you’re off to a great start. To make things even better you’ll want your list (and the messages you send to them) to be both segmented and your content to be well-targeted.