Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

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Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

Hello Marketing Nation folks,

Just a Food for thought question. Is there a way that someone can reach out to Marketo directly and get their email address blacklisted so that any organisation using Marketo cannot send them emails (both Marketing and Operational emails)?

Would love your thoughts Wyatt BalesJosh HillSanford Whiteman

Regards,
Srujan

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Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

Yes, this is possible. (It would be a domain owner, though, not an individual address within a domain, AFAIK.)

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Level 10 - Champion Alumni

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

Marketo, as with all proper ISP/ESPs, has abuse@marketo.com and postmaster@ and DMARC setup to allow people to get removed.

I wasn't aware that Marketo would block an email address from ALL instances, just the one where it exists now.

Marketo will handle abuse complaints in the background and does not show you the list of people unless you search for Unsubscribed Reason=system request which usually indicates that.

If someone requests, I will block their entire domain in my instance.

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Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

I wasn't aware that Marketo would block an email address from ALL instances, just the one where it exists now.

There's a pre-blackholing option. I don't know how many people have taken advantage of it.

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Level 7

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

If an email address hits a spam trap, I believe Marketo unsubscribes it globally, but I'm unaware of a process by which they remove the address from all Marketo databases by lead request.

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Level 4

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

A question I'm sure Kiersti Esparza​ may be familiar with.

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Marketo Employee

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

Thank you for the tag!  I answered in a direct reply to the question.

Kiersti Esparza
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Level 3

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

This is usually done at the lead's company level spam filter. I have run into instances where a company is not receive any emails from us because they have blocked all emails sent via Marketo. We have a dedicated IP address that we use with Marketo. I had to work with the company's IT team and assure them that we were the only sender that would come from this IP and that we pay for this exclusive right. The receiving company was able to adjust their filter to only allow emails from our dedicated Marketo IP through their system.  I have never run across someone contacting Marketo to take their company off.  This is usually done at the receiving company level with their support/IT team who monitors all incoming email.

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Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

I have never run across someone contacting Marketo to take their company off.

I have... it's possible, whether people take advantage of it is another question.

assure them that we were the only sender that would come from this IP and that we pay for this exclusive right.

To be fair, that's until you stop using Marketo and that IP gets reused.

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Level 3

Re: Can someone contact Marketo and get their email address black listed from all Marketo instances?

"To be fair, that's until you stop using Marketo and that IP gets reused."

That is correct.  When we started using Marketo, we announced our IP change to our email recipients and we plan on doing it again if we ever need to change IP addresses.  One specific company contacts me quarterly to make sure we still own the rights to that IP address.