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    100 Common Spam Trigger Words

    One of the major barriers to an email being successful is the possibility of it being marked as spam. To the email marketers’ horror, 69% of recipients mark an email as spam before they even open your email. But recipients marking your emails as spam is just one challenge in the deliverability gauntlet. Before your recipient has a chance to decide if your email is spam, their email provider’s filter passes judgement. And there are many factors taken into consideration. However, one thing both your recipient and their filter look at, are the words in your email’s subject line and content.

    Spam email trigger words

    The big issue here is, spam filters learn what characteristics are “spammy” by looking at spam emails. Which makes sense. But unfortunately for many businesses, spam emails often emulate sales emails. Which has lead to a lot of sales language becoming potential spam trigger words. This means genuine sales emails are sometimes mistakenly caught up in spam filters.

    Remember, the words of your email are just one of the many factors a spam filter will use to determine spam status. For instance, emojis, although attention grabbing in some cases, could increase the chance of being marked as spam.  Including a word from this list does not mean your email will definitely be marked as spam by a filter. However, use too many of them, or repeat one of them too many times, and you may increase the chance of that happening.

    Here are 100 common spam trigger words that might risk setting off filters when used too often:

    Act now!Apply now!Call now!
    Don’t hesitate!For onlyGet started now
    Limited timeGreat offerInstant
    Now onlyOffer expiresOnce in a lifetime
    Order nowOrder todaySpecial promotion
    UrgentWhile supplies lastBonus
    All newAmazingCertified
    CongratulationsFantastic dealFor free
    GuaranteedOutstanding valueRisk free
    Satisfaction guaranteedFreeFree!
    Free trialFree consultationFree gift
    Free membershipFree offerFree preview
    Free sampleFree quoteSign up free today
    DealGiving awayNo obligation
    No strings attachedOfferPrize
    TrialUnlimitedWhat are you waiting for?
    WinWinnerYou’re a winner! Won
    You have been selected#1100% free
    100% satisfied50% offOne hundred percent guaranteed
    Click belowClick hereIncrease sales
    Increase your salesOpt inOpen
    SolutionSuccessCards accepted
    Full refundAffordableBargain
    Best priceCashCash bonus
    For just $Lowest priceSave big money
    Why pay more?BuyAs seen on
    Buy directClearanceOrder
    $$$Marketing solutionsJoin millions
    Name brandNo questions askedGiving it away
    Best ratesCompareDrastically reduced


    Email spam filters learn more with each and every email received. And with 281 billion emails sent per day, they’re learning fast. Staying up to date on spam trigger words alone is difficult. Keeping on top of all the other spam triggers is almost impossible to do on your own. Luckily, for Vision6 users, in-built spam compliance tools handle this. And with the option to view each email’s spam score, tweaks can be made before each send.

    If you want to send more and worry less, create your free Vision6 account today.

    Chris Dwyer
    Marketing Specialist at Vision6
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