I don’t usually rant and rave about too much, but this issue has come up a couple of times, and I thought now would be a good time to see what others think.
When you manually sign people up to receive your ezine, do you ask permission? I always ask permission and about 2% of the time I receive a “No, thanks. I already get so much information in my inbox.” No problem. I can certainly understand that. But these same people — twice now — have turned around and added me to their ezine list without asking my permission!
These people were prospects, and we had some e-mail communication, but does that mean they can just arbitrarily add me to their list? My opinion is no, they should not be doing this.
Now, granted, if they asked I would probably have said yes. I mean, I can always unsubscribe if the information is not what I’m looking for. But it irks me that I gave them the respect of asking and yet, they did not show me the same respect and added me without asking.
So how do you handle signing people up for your ezine? And what are your thoughts when people add you?