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Anti-Spam Policy

This should go without saying, but we'll say it anyway: it's not OK to spam people. If you try, we will immediately close your AWeber account. You will not get any refund.

Chances are, you already knew spam is bad. And as an email recipient, you know it when you see it.

It's important that as a sender, you know what spam is, too. We'd hate to see you make the mistake of spamming anyone with your email marketing campaign.

So let's talk about what spam is and what happens if you do it at AWeber.

 

What Is Spam?

Ask 10 different people that question, and you'll probably get 10 different answers.

Email senders (like AWeber) tend to use the textbook definition: Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE). 

UBE is a useful definition: it points out that some things that might be OK to do on a 1-to-1 basis (like send an email about your company to someone who has never heard of you) are not OK to do in bulk.

But it's not a perfect one. Many things are not UBE but are considered spam by most people, including us.

Instead of trying to create a definition of spam that covers every possible scenario, let's look at a few things that we will consider spamming. We think this will give you a pretty good idea of what not to do.

 

Things You May Not Do With AWeber

  • Send email to people who have not specifically requested that information from you.
  • If you collect subscribers somewhere other than on your website, and aren't 100% sure someone asked to sign up to your email lists, here's a helpful guide.
  • Post irrelevant links to your website in discussion forums, newsgroups or classifieds sites like Craigslist.
  • Use email lists that you purchased, rented, leased, or in any way bought from a third party.

    This includes email addresses that you purchased via coregistration.
  • Send unsolicited email through a third party in order to try to get people to sign up to your AWeber-managed email list, or to visit a website that you market using AWeber in any way.
  • This includes trying to get people to sign up on an AWeber web form that you have placed on your website OR trying to get them to email your AWeber email address.
  • Batch or in any way try to script the addition of new subscribers to the web form subscribe methods. (You can learn more about this in our service agreement.)

These aren't the only things we might consider spam. But they're a good guide.

Not sure if we'd consider something to be spam? Contact us and find out!