MailChimp has a very strict anti-spam policy, but unlike AWeber, they don't require double opt-in of all recipients. This might tempt people to spam more using MailChimp then they can on AWeber?
We offer very powerful tools at a very low price. In exchange we expect our customers to act with integrity and follow our rules in order to help us maintain our reputation as having customers who only send bulk email to people who have consented to receiving them or with whom they have had a relationship from earlier selling or licensing (or negotiating to sell or license) a product or service and to not otherwise abuse our system.
g. You will not set up multiple accounts for any individual, organization or entity or in order to send substantially similar content unless you are part of a franchise.
i. You will not send transactional messages through MailChimp unless you use our Simple Transactional Service or Mandrill.
It is a concern to us if you use MailChimp to send any unsolicited email to anyone with whom you have no relationship. It is much more of a concern, and more likely to cause our system to be blocked by various ISP's, for you to send an unsolicited email to an entire list of people you don't know.
Also, there are some industries that send certain types of content that result in higher than normal bounce rates and abuse complaints, which in turn jeopardize the deliverability of our entire system. No offense intended, but because we must ensure the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we do not allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:
Illegal goods or services
* Escort and dating services
* Pharmaceutical products
* Work from home, Internet Lead-gen, Make money on online opportunities, etc.
* Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
* Gambling services, products or gambling education
* Multi-level marketing
* Affiliate marketers
* Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
* Mortgages and/or Loans
* Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
* Pornography or nudity in content
* Adult novelty items or references in content
* List brokers or List rental services
* Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission
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