Requirements for audiences
Here are the most crucial requirements for your audience.
Don’t use a third-party list
Get proper permission
You must have your subscribers permission to email to them. So any list you upload to our servers for mass emailing must be build by you and subscribers got informed that you will send emails to them.
Use a primary audience
If you can, it’s best to have one audience that you organize with tags, groups, or segments, rather than maintain multiple audiences in your account. If you have duplicate contacts across audiences, having one audience could save you money. One audience is also easier to manage and keep clean.
Maintain proper permission
For subscribed contacts, permission can go stale if you don’t actively engage with them. If you have subscribers you haven’t engaged with regularly, you may want to reconfirm your contacts to make sure they still want your marketing email. This will help reduce bounced emails and abuse complaints.
Re-engage or unsubscribe inactive subscribers
We strongly recommend that you periodically re-engage inactive subscribed contacts to confirm their interest in your business or product. If your inactive subscribers don’t respond to your re-engagement campaign, it’s best to unsubscribe them.
Allow contacts to update their profiles
If you use SendOffice for email marketing, include an update profile link in your email campaigns so your recipients can update their personal information and subscription preferences. If you use interest groups, your contacts can change groups from their profile.
Consider your opt-in method
You have the option to use a single or double opt-in method for your email marketing. Double opt-in requires people to confirm their signup via email before they’re added to your audience as subscribed contacts. Double opt-in can help ensure your subscribed contacts are interested in your business, and keeps invalid email addresses out of your audience.
In some countries, there are rules to be followed for this and we recommend checking your country of residence for the rules you need to follow.
We also have this article to provide you more information and provide you some links to learn more.
Use reCAPTCHA subscribe confirmation
To prevent fake signups, we add a special reCAPTCHA check to our hosted signup forms that spambots can’t access.