Spam complaints are the biggest "pain" when using Email
Most spam complaints come from AOL users
(including AIM users) and Hotmail users.
This is because they position the "report
spam" button right next to the "delete" button.
Most users don't know how detrimental that
little button can be, so instead of manually unsubscribing from
your list (or even archive/deleting the email) they'll just hit
the spam button and move on.
If you use Aweber.com for your email
autoresponders, then can be REALLY bad.
You see, Aweber will force your WHOLE
account to be double optin (meaning each new signup will have to
confirm his subscription) if your spam complaint gets to high.
Fortunately you can use the Email Router
software to get rid of Spam Complaint headaches.
Here's how it works:
If any email address is from AOL or
Hotmail, it signs them up to 1shoppingcart.com (you'll need a
1shoppingcart email account. They have pretty good
deliverability, but not as good as Aweber).
All other email addresses will be signed
up with Aweber.com ... saving you a TON of Spam Complaints from
the "heavy spam button hitting" email users.
NOTE: It might be possible to edit
this software to work with other Autoresponder companies, but we
do not recommend it or provide documentation for it. We
recommend you simply setup an account with
You just need to edit two files, then
upload everything to your server.
Just follow these directions:
1. Unzip emailrouter.zip
2. Edit domains.txt and enter the
high complaint email domains (defaulted to aol.com, aim.com and
hotmail.com.. no need to edit this if you want to just keep
3. Edit "signup.php"
In the Source Code View of your
HTML editor, replace following information:
Line 26 - Replace XXXXX with
your Sales Automator Merchant ID Number.
Line 27 - Replace XXXXX with your Thank You Page URL
Line 30 - Replace XXXXX with your Default AR Number
(view this when looking at your Autoresponder)
Line 49 - Replace XXXXX with
your Aweber Web Form ID Number
Line 51 - Replace XXXXX with your Aweber List Name
Line 52 - Replace XXXXX with your Thank You Page URL
NOTE: All the
information that needs to be included above is included in the
autoresponder web form you export from 1ShoppingCart or Aweber!
Simply export the HTML CODE web from from
both websites, and fill in the data. Takes about 2
Once done, anyone that goes to "signup.php"
and enters there email address and name will be signed up to the
Obviously you don't want to simply send
people to a blank page, so you have two options:
1. You can edit signup.php, add your
website info, and then save it as "index.php". (then it works
just like an index.html file!).
2. You can make "signup.php" an iframe into
your existing site.
If you don't know about iframes, then
simply do the first option. (Just make sure you don't
delete any of the code in signup.php if you edit it!)
That's it. Simply edit 6 lines of
code, upload to your server, and you'll cut down roughly 50% or
more of your spam complaints!