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Sending happy birthday emails: good or bad?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dutchbb, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    it's good to loyalty.
  3. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member


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

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  5. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    They could be decent, but I feel like you should personalize them a bit. Not many people like generic messages that feel like spam.
    Trombones13 likes this.
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member


    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)..
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    This is effective.
    and people don't see it as "REAL SPAM" because they are in a good birthday mood !


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