Did you know that every day I send out more than 20,000 emails? If you’ve never tried to do that by hand you have no idea the kinds of headaches it can cause.
First, you can’t just paste all of the email addresses in the Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) field. GMail, and probably every other email service available, will reject a message if it has too many BCC’s. Then, you run the risk of being marked as spam.
The spam prevention process, though it has gotten better for the receiver (ie, you receive less spam than ever before) has gotten much more strict for the senders. Any overzealous receiver can mark a message as spam, and that information will almost immediately percolate out to all of the other email services who will then factor in that spam report when determining via their own secret metrics what is and what isn’t spam.
Plus, there are laws about sending emails. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 requires all kinds of things that I’m not especially interested in understanding.
So guess what? I don’t send my daily emails by pasting your email address into the BCC field.
Instead, I use Aweber. They are my recommend email solution. I’ve been using them for years, and they are by far the best in the business. They handle everything that I would consider a headache. I don’t have to worry about spamming anyone. I don’t have to worry about CAN-SPAM compliance. I don’t have to deal with subscribes and unsubscribes.
They’re really great.
They also offer a really great affiliate continuity program. If you refer a new customer to Aweber, they will give you 30% of the customer’s bill for as long as the customer remains with Aweber.
Aweber offers a $1 trial, so your first commission is only 30 cents. However, I love receiving those “You just earned $0.30 from Aweber” emails.
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