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From "Randal, Phil" <pran...@herefordshire.gov.uk>
Subject RE: Constant Contact
Date Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:20:10 GMT
Tara Natanson wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Adam Katz <antispam@khopis.com>
> wrote: 
>> Does anybody here know anything about the legitimacy of Constant 
>> Contact <http://www.constantcontact.com/anti_spam.jsp> ?
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I work for Constant Contact.  We take reports of spam very seriously.
> Complaints are processed through our abuse@ address but you won't ever

> hear what happened to it there other than an auto-ack.  If you'd like 
> to send me any complaints I can let you know what became of them.  We 
> have a very large compliance and list review group who investigates 
> the complaints and speaks with customers about where their lists came 
> from etc..  Of course we do a lot of preprocessing of their lists when

> they upload them so we can detect bad senders before they even mail.

Therein lies the problem.  Some of your less-reputable customers (if not
all of them - we have no way of telling) are uploading "dodgy"
distribution lists which have not been double-opted in.  When Constant
Contact gets a clue and automatically requests an opt-in confirmation
for ALL email addresses uploaded in bulk by their customers then I'll
stop adding a a high score in SA.

> Obviously some gets through (or we wouldn't be having this
> conversation) and for that we rely on complaints/bounce 
> rates/unsubscribe rates to point us to the problems.
> 
> feel free to reply to me offlist if you want further info.
> 
> Tara Natanson

If it is any consolation, you're not the only bulk-email service that
suffers from this problem.

Cheers,

Phil

--
Phil Randal | Networks Engineer
NHS Herefordshire & Herefordshire Council  | Deputy Chief Executive's
Office | I.C.T. Services Division Thorn Office Centre, Rotherwas,
Hereford, HR2 6JT Tel: 01432 260160
email: prandal@herefordshire.gov.uk

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