Dedicated Mail Policy
The list must be a
Double Opt-In list. This means a user has subscribed for a newsletter or other
email marketing messages by explicitly requesting it and confirming the email
address to be their own. Confirmation is usually done by responding to a
notification/confirmation email sent to the email address the end user
specified. The double opt-in method eliminates the chance of abuse where
somebody submits someone else’s email address without their knowledge and
against their will. You will not be permitted to mail any mailing list that you
were given or purchased. In doing so, this will also be considered spamming and
may result in termination of the offending account.
Email Scripts must be
able to handle and document all information from a double opt-in list. This
includes recording the sign-up IP address and date/time, double opt-in
verification IP address and date/time, processing opt-outs (via web or email),
and list removal on bounce backs. All opt-outs or bounce back removals must be
handled in a timely manner. If your account is found to be using a script that
does not meet these requirements, HostGator reserves the right to suspend,
terminate, or deactivate your script or account.
Any unsolicited e-mail
being sent will result in suspension or termination of the offending account.
We take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail and other
forms of spam.
Any mailing list MUST
comply with all guidelines set forth by the United States government. These can
be found at: