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Obviously, this should be fixed, but shouldn't you also be doing double-opt-in and making the user confirm the subscription by clicking a link in an email?





Definitely, and I was doing that, but everytime a new spam variant (with gmail period trick) of an email gets subscribed that same email gets ANOTHER double-opt-in email from me. This is my guess as to why I was getting reported as spam so much - people would literally be getting spammed by me (unintentionally).

EDIT: forgot to mention I'm the author of this post




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