Email marketing is still one of the preferred ways of advertising for many. That is why; a lot of marketers use unique techniques to gather real people email. Common email providers like gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc have good spam filter installed. So, getting a list of these types of emails have less success rate compared to private domain email address. Most of us use Outlook Express or other local email management software to manage these accounts. It is not easy to manage good spam filter for this type of accounts.
This is an advantage for email marketing groups to attack private domain emails. If you are an email marketer, what will you do to get email addresses? The first method is getting email contacts from forwarded emails. It can provide more than 10 layers of friends contact in one short email. Create an interesting email with pictures or short video and start sending with a message, “Forward this message to all your friends, and to me”. Everyone loves to share sensitive, cute, funny stuff with friends and family members. Here you get a copy of their entire friend’s email forwarded back to you.
Next, go on surfing websites and submit contact us form pretending to ask some stupid question. Whenever you get a reply, you will get the email of those who responds to your question. You can get millions of unique domain email addresses using this way. If you consistently do this, you may end up collecting more than 10k email id within a week. So, next time before forwarding or replying any emails, try to be extra careful. You may not know which spam list your email land on.