We Need Your Help
When a big company like Yahoo has two historic security breeches that affected nearly a billion subscribers, it not only affected the Yahoo subscribers who had their personal information compromised, it seriously impacted small companies like ours.
Since the Yahoo debacle, we’ve lost over 6000 of our newsletter subscribers, and that has negatively affected every aspect of our business. And we’re pretty sure we are not the only small business that has been negatively impacted by Yahoo’s problems.
How did we lose over 6000 subscribers? The way our mail lists work – and it’s pretty standard in the industry – is when the newsletters we send are not delivered to a subscriber after a certain number of attempts, the subscriber is automatically removed from the list. In the aftermath of the breaches, Yahoo started to systematically block our newsletters from almost every one of our Yahoo subscribers.
It seems apparent to us, that Yahoo’s response to their own security failures was to start, arbitrarily and without cause, blocking mail from senders Yahoo didn’t recognize – Cloudeight being one of them. This seems to us to have been an attempt by Yahoo, to reassure its remaining subscribers that they were aggressively shoring up glaring and serious problems with their security.
In short, we lost 6000+ Yahoo subscribers. Frankly, it’s going to be impossible to get them all back We don’t have the manpower to try to write each Yahoo subscriber personally and tell them why they are no longer getting our newsletter. And even if they tried to re-subscribe, Yahoo would still block our newsletter.
So, tonight, we are reaching out to you to ask for your help. If each of you would tell just one friend of family about our newsletters – by sharing a link to our subscription pages via email or social media, we would truly appreciate it. We know we are never going to be able to get back the 6000+ Yahoo subscribers we lost, but we would like to ask your help in getting some subscribers to help make up for those we lost.
Please consider sharing one or both of the links below via email or social media:
Subscribe to Cloudeight InfoAve Premium Weekly computer tips & tricks newsletter at:
Subscribe to Cloudeight InfoAve Daily tips & tricks newsletter at:
Both newsletters are free of charge.
If you enjoy our newsletters and would like to help, we hope you’ll take a moment an help us grow our mail list by sharing the links above. It won’t cost you a penny and it would mean a lot to us.
Thanks so much!