I don’t know about you, but it since late 2010 and so far in 2011, the amount of emails being sent to lists with spammy or deceptive subject titles appears to be increasing.
The “brilliant” idea behind these types of emails is to trick you or at the very least make you very curious to open them.
However, I would suggest these types of email are very deceptive at best and just down right deceitful at worst.
So what type of email subject lines am I talking about?
Ever seen some of these?
- You just made a commission
- Re: Your free download link [response required]
- Paypal you $100?
- Your download link (license firstname.lastname@example.org)
- RE: Your username and Password
- Re: new password for your account
- Re: your download
- Activate your download
- Your members area login
- Congrats Peter – You got an affiliate sale
- Your order was processed
and so on…….
I’m sure you’ve seen this type of stuff.
Remember that I’m not talking about standard spam that you receive, I’m talking about lists that you’ve subscribed to, whether it be to download a free ebook or buying a product.
These people are abusing their list and you should not tolerate it.
At the very least, make sure you:
UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THEIR LIST!
and if they are using one of those really deceptive subjects (typically the ones that start with RE:), then report it as abuse.
The more people that take action, the less likely these so called marketers will use such tactics.