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I credit my wife with passing this message along. Here’s what she told me:

“So here is email marketing awesomeness for you. I signed up for this website back before we were married and I JUST got a welcome email. Literally.”

My wife and I have been married for almost six years, so you can imagine her surprise when she got this in her old pre-married Gmail account:

I’m honestly not even sure what to think of this. My thoughts are centered around two possibilities for why this message is seven years late:

1. MyNewPlace switched to an ESP and imported all of their data and treated everyone as new subscribers. (Not Good)
2. MyNewPlace bought a list that my wife’s old Gmail account is on (Terrible, for countless reasons)

The message itself? Not bad. But timing is everything for a welcome email, and while seven years is OBVIOUSLY too late to send one, waiting seven days isn’t a great idea either.

I’d love to know what others think about this. It’s a crazy example, I know, but still, maybe there’s a good explanation.

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