Buying Email Lists – WARNING: Do NOT Buy Dirty Email Lists!

March 31, 2011 by  Filed under: Email 

A dirty email list is an email list that has NOT had the duplicate and undeliverable email addresses deleted from it and more importantly — it contains a lot of email addresses of people who do NOT want to receive solicitations.

More is NOT always better! A person looking to buy an email list may find the same email list for sale on different websites. If the price is the same, they will usually buy the list with the most records. That is not always the best decision. An email list that has not been cleaned may contain twice as many email addresses as a cleaned list but both lists probably contain the same amount of good email addresses. Emailing a dirty email list not only wastes your time but more importantly it will cost you a lot of money! Here’s how…

1) When an email provider like Yahoo for example starts receiving too many undeliverable emails from your IP address they will delay the delivery of ALL emails coming from your IP address. If you are sending emails from a server, the mail server will attempt to resend the emails that have been delayed for several days and that will cause your mailing campaign to take several days to finish. If you are sending emails from a shared server then the emails stuck in the mail queue will count toward your sending limit and when your sending limit has been reached — you will not be able to send any more emails for awhile. If you have to wait then people are not receiving your offers and therefore; you are NOT making sales — so it is costing you money as well as wasting your time.

2) If you continue to send to — too many bad email addresses at Yahoo, for example — they will block ALL emails coming from your IP address. If you are on a shared server, other users will not be able to send emails to Yahoo and they will complain and your service will be terminated! That could cause you all kinds of problems. It could happen in the middle of an email campaign or you could lose data or both! If you are sending emails from your own server then you may not lose your server but your IP will be blocked. Once your IP is blocked by a major domain like or then it is more profitable to move to another server. Regardless of whether you had a shared server or your own server — you will need to get another server and install the email software again and complete other tasks before you can start an email campaign.

3) If an email list contains a lot of people who do not want to receive solicitations then your webhost will receive a lot complaints. Then they will terminate your service. It will not matter if you have a shared server, VPS or dedicated server. A list with complainers in it is like rat poison. Rat poison contains 95% good food. It is the other 5% that will kill you.

When it comes to emailing dirty lists I have learned the hard way. Sometimes a bad experience is the best teacher and I have had a lot of bad experiences with dirty email lists. In my opinion a dirty email list is as worthless as tits on a boar hog! List brokers should have to PAY YOU to take a dirty email list since emailing a dirty list wastes your time and money. I hope you will pay attention to my warning about dirty email lists.

I sell clean lists. The lists I sell are called by various names: MLM lists, gifting lists, genealogy lists, email lists for marketing, MLM leads, gifting leads, genealogy leads, MLM databases, network marketing leads, home-based business leads, biz-opp lists, biz-opps leads and whatever. Regardless, of what you call them, if you are looking to buy email lists of people who respond to offers about Making Money Online, then you need to go to my website and see the lists I have for sale.

All the lists I sell have been cleaned. I removed the duplicate email addresses and then I emailed the lists and removed the undeliverables and the people who requested to be removed. Do you know of any other list brokers who do that? If you do, let me know. I would be interested in buying their lists!

Don Nobinger “Clean Genealogy List Broker”

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