Stella January 30, 2013

I think this blog has also come up with almost the same tips, including one that says avoiding trigger words. Personally I am not a marketer, but I don’t really see the harm of coming up with a list such as this. It’s basically like teaching marketers and website owners how to build their websites through SEO so they can rank high in Google. What’s harmful is how these types of information are being used, and I don’t think it’s the intention of the author to let those supposed “retailers” read them. In other words, the article was created in good faith. We have to admit, some filters can be extremely unreasonable. I for one find some of my legitimate e-mails in Junk Mail.

Ella Mae January 30, 2013

Well, a lot of spam mails are really humorous considering how they phrase their headlines and their lead paragraph just to capture your attention. A lot of these spam mails are also created by non-English-speaking people, so you can just think about the grammar and spelling. However, presenting spam threats in this manner is, I think, not helping. You just don’t make light of something as serious as a computer threat that could lead to identity theft. In fact, no one should open spam because we don’t know how some work these days anymore. It’s possible that the moment they are opened, botnets are activated, sending tons of them straight to your inbox.

Samantha Chavez January 31, 2013

@Stella, I guess you also need to look at where writer is coming from. Marketers, all of them, are getting aggressive these days. I have to tell you, in a month, I already unsubscribed to two. They were actually good businesses, and I even bought some products from them. They were great the entire year too, until a couple of months ago they kept on sending me promos, surveys, etc. I mean, where is the good stuff, right? I want to know more about what you can offer to me, and I mean what your products meant in my life.

Robin Malcolm June 2, 2013

Agree with Samantha. Many of the marketers I know today are exceptionally aggressive to the point that they would do anything to get the results they hunger for. I’ve also experienced dealing with a marketer that started out offering good products and projecting good intentions. What I surmised happened was that on the way to success, something happened that made the marketer aim for even more. So what started out as a good thing ended up becoming quite irritating, what with all the surveys they sent – all promising unbelievably incredible rewards! Real honest marketing was defeated by selfish spamming schemes.

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