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Sending happy birthday emails: good or bad?

dutchbb

Well-known member
#1
We've been sending these for years now, but do they actually do any good?

When I receive them myself, I really don't care about it. Sometimes I even unsubscribe from the sites sending them. So what's everyone's opinion on this?
 

Vincent

Well-known member
#3
Well...

On my birthday I get several mails with "Happy birthday from X Forum"
It's good they try, but it's not necessary :)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
I have had members return after a period of absence simply because of a Happy Birthday email.

Anything that prompts members into visiting the site must be a good thing.

Of course, if the member has opted out of such emails then they should never be sent.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#6
I have had members return after a period of absence simply because of a Happy Birthday email.
This.

In addition if the email bounces they may have stopped using that email address, typically if they have moved to a new job. Though I'm not sure what to do about that except try to get them to contact me using other methods.

I really like it when they reply with "Why thank you!" :) (yes I read the replies)..