The Ultimate List of Email SPAM Trigger Words

by Karen Rubin

Date

January 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM

describe the imageWriting the subject lines for your emails can be one of the most stressful steps of email marketing. Is it engaging? Too short? Too long? Too boring? Will people click 'delete' because of it? Or will they open it? Will it even get to them, or will it trigger SPAM filters? It's the last of these concerns that we're here to help with today. 

SPAM filters can be triggered for a variety of reasons, causing your email to skip recipients' inboxes and land straight in their SPAM box. One of easiest ways to avoid SPAM filters is by carefully choosing the words you use in your email's subject line. Trigger words are known to cause problems and increase the chances of your email getting caught in a SPAM trap. By avoiding these words in your email subject lines, you can dramatically increase your chances of getting beyond SPAM filters. 

Next time you sit down to write an email subject line, consult the exhaustive list below and make sure you aren't using any words that will get you in trouble. In fact, you might want to bookmark this list so you can refer back to it every time you craft an email subject line. Back off, SPAM filters!

Commerce 

As seen on Buy Buy direct
Buying judgments Clearance Order
Order status Orders shipped by shopper

Personal

Dig up dirt on friends  Meet singles  Score with babes

Employment  

Additional Income Be your own boss Compete for your business
Double your Earn $ Earn extra cash
Earn per week  Expect to earn  Extra income
Home based Home employment Homebased business
Income from home Make $ Make money
Money making Online biz opportunity Online degree
Opportunity  Potential earnings  University diplomas
While you sleep  Work at home  Work from home

Financial - General

$$$ Affordable Bargain
Beneficiary Best price Big bucks 
Cash Cash bonus  Cashcashcash
Cents on the dollar  Cheap Check
Claims Collect Compare rates
Cost Credit Credit bureaus 
Discount Earn Easy terms 
F r e e Fast cash For just $XXX
Hidden assets  hidden charges Income
Incredible deal Insurance  Investment
Loans Lowest price  Million dollars
Money Money back Mortgage
Mortgage rates  No cost No fees 
One hundred percent free  Only $  Pennies a day 
Price Profits  Pure profit
Quote Refinance Save $
Save big money Save up to Serious cash
Subject to credit They keep your money -- no refund!  Unsecured credit
Unsecured debt US dollars Why pay more? 

Financial - Business

Accept Credit Cards Cards accepted Check or money order 
Credit card offers  Explode your business Full refund 
Investment decision  No credit check  No hidden Costs
No investment Requires initial investment Sent in compliance
Stock alert  Stock disclaimer statement  Stock pick 

Financial - Personal

Avoid bankruptcy Calling creditors Collect child support
Consolidate debt and credit Consolidate your debt Eliminate bad credit 
Eliminate debt Financially independent Get out of debt
Get paid  Lower interest rate Lower monthly payment 
Lower your mortgage rate Lowest insurance rates Pre-approved
Refinance home  Social security number  Your income

General

Acceptance Accordingly Avoid
Chance Dormant Freedom
Here Hidden Home
Leave Lifetime Lose
Maintained Medium Miracle
Never Passwords Problem
Remove Reverses Sample
Satisfaction Solution Stop
Success Teen Wife

Greetings

Dear [email/friend/somebody]  Friend Hello

Marketing

Ad Auto email removal  Bulk email
Click Click below Click here
Click to remove  Direct email  Direct marketing 
Email harvest  Email marketing  Form
Increase sales  Increase traffic  Increase your sales
Internet market Internet marketing Marketing
Marketing solutions  Mass email  Member
Month trial offer More Internet Traffic Multi level marketing
Notspam One time mailing  Online marketing
Open Opt in Performance
Removal instructions Sale Sales
Search engine listings Search engines Subscribe
The following form This isn't junk  This isn't spam 
Undisclosed recipient Unsubscribe Visit our website
We hate spam  Web traffic Will not believe your eyes 

Medical

Cures baldness  Diagnostics Fast Viagra delivery
Human growth hormone Life Insurance Lose weight
Lose weight spam  Medicine No medical exams
Online pharmacy  Removes wrinkles Reverses aging
Stop snoring  Valium Viagra
Vicodin Weight loss Xanax

Numbers

#1 100% free 100% Satisfied
4U 50% off Billion
Billion dollars  Join millions Join millions of Americans 
Million One hundred percent guaranteed  Thousands

Offers

Being a member Billing address  Call
Cannot be combined with any other offer  Confidentially on all orders  Deal
Financial freedom  Gift certificate Giving away
Guarantee  Have you been turned down?  If only it were that easy
Important information regarding In accordance with laws Long distance phone offer
Mail in order form  Message contains Name brand 
Nigerian  No age restrictions  No catch 
No claim forms  No disappointment  No experience 
No gimmick  No inventory  No middleman
No obligation No purchase necessary No questions asked
No selling No strings attached No-obligation
Not intended  Obligation Off shore
Offer Per day Per week
Priority mail Prize Prizes
Produced and sent out  Reserves the right Shopping spree 
Stuff on sale Terms and conditions The best rates
They’re just giving it away Trial unlimited
Unsolicited Vacation Vacation offers
Warranty We honor all  Weekend getaway 
What are you waiting for?  Who really wins?  Win
Winner  Winning  won
You are a winner! You have been selected  You’re a Winner!

Calls-to-Action

Cancel at any time  Compare Copy accurately 
Get Give it away Print form signature
Print out and fax  See for yourself Sign up free today 

Free

Free Free access  Free cell phone 
Free consultation  Free DVD  Free gift
Free grant money Free hosting Free installation 
Free Instant Free investment  Free leads 
Free membership  Free money  Free offer 
Free preview  Free priority mail  Free quote 
Free sample  Free trial  Free website 

Descriptions/Adjectives

All natural All new Amazing 
Certified Congratulations  Drastically reduced 
Fantastic deal  For free  Guaranteed
It’s effective Outstanding values  Promise you
Real thing Risk free Satisfaction guaranteed 

Sense of Urgency

Access Act Now! Apply now
Apply Online  Call free  Call now 
Can't live without Do it today Don't delete 
Don't hesitate For instant access  For Only
For you Get it now Get started now 
Great offer  Info you requested Information you requested
Instant limited time New customers only 
Now Now only Offer expires 
Once in lifetime  One time Only
Order now Order today Please read 
Special promotion  Supplies are limited Take action now
Time limited Urgent While supplies last 

Nouns

Addresses on CD Beverage Bonus
Brand new pager  Cable converter  Casino 
Celebrity Copy DVDs  Laser printer 
Legal Luxury car  New domain extensions 
Phone Rolex Stainless steel 

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