Opt-in vs. Opt-out Email Sign-up: What’s the Difference?

It’s an ongoing discussion in the email marketing world: Do you choose to grow your list via opt-in vs. opt-out methods? I had a client ask me this week what were the real pros and cons of each. How could they decide what’s right for them? First, what’s the difference? What is opt-in vs opt-out? Opting-in means that a user will first need to check a box (or take a confirmative action) to consent. While opting-out means a user must uncheck a box to remove their consent. What is an opt-in email sign-up? Opting-in […]

Why it’s important to authenticate in email marketing

Recently, a client asked a question as we were working on their email/domain authentication: “Why do I have to do this?” When email marketers go from an email platform that doesn’t utilize authentication tactics like Domain Keys and SPF records to one that does — like emfluence — it’s not uncommon to be confused, so they were asking a great question! The reason some email service providers don’t authenticate is because it definitely takes a bit of time and some technical/website help. It can be the difference between starting to send email […]


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