Firstly, congratulations to:
All of whom win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. They were picked at random after completing the one question survey I sent out last week:
Thank you to everyone who entered and sorry if you were unlucky with the prizes this time – I’m sure you’ll have another chance at some point in the future!
Needless to stay this is all a bit unscientific but having gone through all of the results here are the top 10 from least annoying (No.10) to most annoying (No.1).
10: “You have a commission…”
This is just one example from a wider set of spammy subject lines:
- You have a payment
- Congratulations you are in
- Activate now
- Your account details
- You have been selected
- About your order (when you’ve ordered nothing)
My only comment with these is that 95% of them are likely to be either:
1) Genuine spam (i.e., completely unsolicited emails)
2) “Biz op” promos (The kind that lead to videos with actors, mansions, fast cars and no information on what the actual product is)
In other words, if they are not already being funneled automatically into your spam/junk folder, then they should be!
9: “Good news and bad news…”
This was actually the example which inspired me to run the survey in the first place. I was surprised that it wasn’t cited as a more frequent offender really. But I guess it just goes to show different things annoy different people!