What Sign Ups Get You Spam Emails?

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The details you use for sign ups have a huge impact on your email outreach, domain reputation, and marketing efforts. The biggest consequences of using fake sign up details are obvious: your emails will go into the spam folder. Therefore, you need to take the time to write the best sign up details possible. These tips will help you avoid wasting your time and money on fraudulent emails. Also, to prevent spam sign ups, make sure your sign ups are double-opt-in and don’t forget to include an Unsubscribe link.

Fake signups

Spam emails are sent to addresses that are not genuine. You can spot fake signups by checking for emails with random symbols or email addresses that don’t have common names. If you come across email addresses with such unusual characteristics, make sure you delete them from your list. You can also check whether the email address is on a suppression list or not.

Spam bots are malicious programs that sign up to emailing lists with fake email addresses. They can cause a number of problems, including reduced deliverability rates. Building an audience is an essential part of list-building, but fake signups can make your efforts less successful.

Fraudulent email addresses

If you receive spam emails from an email address that you do not recognize, it is probably a scam. 

  • This type of email may include misspelled words, offers that seem too good to be true, and urgent deadlines for submitting responses.
  •  It may also include attachments and ask you to forward it to your contacts. 

The best way to prevent these emails from causing you problems is to check the email’s fine print before you click on it. Be very suspicious of emails that ask you to provide sensitive information, such as your banking details. These emails may also contain links or ask you to download files. They may also be written in urgent language or have an image attached.

Unsubscribe links

One of the worst things about spam emails is when unsubscribe links are disabled after a few days. It’s a poor user experience and a violation of CAN-SPAM. Generally, unsubscribe links should be available for at least 30 days and require a log-in. But that’s not always the case. Luckily, there are many ways to make unsubscribe links visible and functional.

First, you can report the spammer directly. Most email providers have a provision for reporting spam. You can file a complaint with your provider or to any other authorized institution. If you don’t want to use the ‘unsubscribe’ link, forward the message.

 Double opt-in

Double opt-in sign ups are a good way to ensure that your subscribers know what they are signing up for. The process involves:

  •  a confirmation email;
  • a link that the user must click to confirm their subscription. 

This reduces the chances of invalid email addresses. It is also important to remember that a typographical error in an email address can prevent the person from receiving emails from you.

Another way to avoid spam emails is to use social proof to convince your subscribers that your product or service is worth using. You can do this by providing testimonials or reviews from existing customers. This way, new users can see that previous users are happy with your service and are more likely to opt-in.

Honeypot field

A honeypot field is an easy way to avoid spam emails from bots. It is a form field that is hidden behind CSS or JavaScript. This means legitimate users can’t see it. Spambots, however, can find hidden fields and input their value there.

Spammers fill out every field on your form, including the honeypot field. If you don’t want spambots filling in this field, you can use a script to check that the field is empty by using JavaScript.


Using reCAPTCHA to verify email addresses is a great way to protect your email list and prevent spam. Unfortunately, spambots have become much more aggressive in their attempts to harvest email addresses. Not only can bots add fake addresses to your list, but they can also compromise your customers’ sensitive data, such as payment information. To avoid these problems, you should use a double opt-in process. This ensures that only legitimate subscribers sign up for your list.

If you are concerned about spam, you can turn on reCAPTCHA on your signup forms. It is only required if your signup form is hosted on Mailchimp, but you can also enable it on embedded forms, pop-up forms, and landing page signup form blocks. Once enabled, you can customize the settings for each audience. Click the Manage Audience drop-down and select Settings. Then click Save Audience and Campaign Defaults to save the changes.