Why Buying Email Lists Is a Bad Idea

You might buy an email list if you want to grow your email list. After all, it’s a quick and easy way to get started, right? Wrong! Buying email lists is a bad idea for several reasons: first, you’re likely to get sued for spamming people who didn’t opt-in to your list. Second, you can purchase email lists often filled with invalid email addresses. Third, purchased email lists are less likely to result in conversions than email lists built organically. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the dangers of buying email lists and provide tips for building an email list correctly.

Violating the rules of consent

Violating consent rules by emailing people who didnā€™t sign up for your list is a bad idea. Itā€™s also illegal in many places. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 establishes the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives customers the right to have you stop emailing them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

Many email service providers (ESPs) have strict rules about emailing people who didnā€™t sign up for your list. If you violate their terms of service, they can shut down your account. Itā€™s not worth the risk to buy an email list. You could violate the law and get your ESP shut down. Email marketing is unsuitable for emailing people who donā€™t want to hear from you.

Reputable email services won’t do business with you

If you’re emailing people who didn’t sign up for your list, reputable email services won’t deal with you. So, not only is buying email lists illegal, but it’s also bad for your business. Don’t risk your email marketing campaign by buying an email list. It’s not worth it!

You can’t buy a good email list.

Even if you could buy a good email list, you shouldn’t. A good email list comprises people who have opted in to receive emails from you. They’re interested in what you have to say. They’re more likely to engage with your email and buy from you. On the other hand, a bought email list is full of people who have no idea who you are. They didn’t sign up to receive emails from you. They might not even be interested in what you have to say.

No one knows you on a purchased list.

Bought email lists are also full of people who don’t know you. When you email them, they will not recognize your name or brand. They might think you’re a spammer and report you. After all, according to Spam Laws.com, advertising-related emails make up 36% of all spam messages. Or they might just delete your email without reading it. Either way, you’re not going to get the results you want.

Your email delivery rates and IP reputation will suffer

When you email people who haven’t signed up to receive email from you, your email delivery rates will suffer. Your emails are more likely to end up in spam folders, and your IP reputation will take a hit. This hit can harm your ability to deliver email to the people who want to receive it.

You will be annoying.

Nobody likes getting an email from someone they don’t know. You will annoy many people if you email people who haven’t signed up to receive your email. And when people are annoyed, they’re less likely to do business with you.

Your service provider can penalize you.

If you’re using a service like Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook to send your email, they can penalize you for sending email to people who haven’t signed up to receive it. This prohibited act can result in your account being suspended or even terminated.

We can help!

The AD Leaf was created to work with you to develop these marketing strategies to create the best experience for your customer and increase sales for your business. Our professional help will ease your stress toward marketing so that you can focus on all other aspects of your business. We will be your trusted advisor if you have questions about driving success this holiday season. Call us today! (321) 255-0900.

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