been using the software for a month now, but clearly wasn't careful enough.
I received a warning from Hostgator today that someone made a spam complaint, here is their email:
Our Abuse department has received a report regarding a domain under your control being spamvertised, hosted on your account. We have provided a copy of the complaint for you to review.
Advertising via email is a violation of our Zero Tolerance Spam Policy as outlined in Section D of our Acceptable Use Policy. We encourage you to use alternate methods of SEO to advertise your site rather than send mail. Please note that repeated reports of spamvertising a domain on your account within 60 days of an initial notice will lead to further action being taken, including permanent suspension.
The only thing I'm randomizing is the "from" email. I also blacklist every successfully sent message to ensure I don't contact the same site twice.
I'm using one bit.ly link straight to my offer (which is obviously a problem I guess, as my domain also got blacklisted on several spam filter sites I see).
So my questions are:
1. How can I avoid getting complaints to my hosting company?
2. Do I have to comply with the "CAN-SPAM act" now? Will that help matters in any way?
I responded to the email from hostgator saying that it wasn't a direct email, but through a contact page, but had no response yet. The guy who complained received my mail via gmail (UK user), so guess that's seen as email spam.
I'm too scared to run the software now and hope some of the more experienced guys here can help me out. Thanks.