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    My host requires that I have a double opt-in for my newsletter. I was looking into Constant Contact but it doesn't have the double opt-in. I would like something similar but need the double opt-in feature. Any suggestions/recommendations?
    Candace

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    notary sojac Herb ԿԬ's Avatar
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    I'm using Topica.com but it has been a while since I started with them -- not sure what they offer but it is reasonably secure so may fill the bill.

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    http://www.verticalresponse.com

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    [edited to make the link work - there were four w's - wanted to check it out - Akiva]

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    Topica does not require double-opt in and while they may offer it - too late. They are blocked by most mail admins I know for allowing spammers to send their spammy lists. Steer clear of them.

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    notary sojac Herb ԿԬ's Avatar
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    I'll continue to use Topica because it is a very special group that has opted-in. Very germane to what I do as a site. But thanks for the warning . . .

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    Constant contact DOES have a double opt-in option. It's not required, but you can set up it that way. It's what I use for my newsletter now. Figure it is sort of the wave of the future, for better or worse, so best start using it now than later.

    Jim

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    Mailman mail list software has a double-opt-in option.

    http://www.list.org/

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    Haiko,
    Thanks for the link to Vertical Response. I really like what they have to offer but there is one thing that concerns me.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?q=ve...esponse.%2Bcom

    Any thoughts on the idea that many ISP's may be refusing mail from Vertical Response due to spamming issues?

    Candace

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    Any mail service that employs co-reg list sharing with sleezy marketers is just a spam front end. They pitch their ability to send out clean e-mails but the bulk of their service is set up to service the mass Opt-Out spammers.

    Use Yahoo eGroups and tell all who sign up to un-check the option in their account profile to receive e-mails from their AD alliance partners. I still get some porn spams sent to my eGroups but Yahoo immediately traces down the perps as they are taking steps to eliminate FREE e-mail accounts opened by spammer robot scripts. Over all screw e-mail marketing as the merchants ALL use this to bypass commissions scraping a referral traffic for followup offers.

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    Candace,

    You may want to check out IntelliContactPro.
    They have double opt-in and are more reasonable than most. They also have a good affiliate program. I am doing some consulting for them and just posted about them in the new program forum.

    Read my complete intelliContactPro.com affiliate program review and see pricing comparisons and features here:

    http://www.5starwebtools.com/intellicontactpro.html

    Since they are fairly new they are cleaner than some of the other companies that already have attracted a lot of Spammers. They don't show up on Google groups at all. Let me know what you think of this option. I used to work with another company but they were just way too expensive.

    Linda Buquet ~ Affiliate Management Consultant ~ Catalyst eMarketing.com
    Representing www.5StarAffiliatePrograms.com: DentalPlans|Irv's Luggage|Executive Essentials|IntellicontactPro|zZounds|Roadloans

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