E4 – How Do I Unsubscribe/Re-subscribe?
TVAUG uses the MailChimp application to send emails out to our membership. When you first became a new member, you were added to our MailChimp mailing list. Updating our mailing list is a manual process that typically occurs every couple of weeks. So if you happened to join right after we did an update, you may not be on our list for a couple of weeks. But, not to worry – the info in the emails is available elsewhere as we’ll mention below.
Type of Emails
There are 3 different types of emails we send on a regular basis. The first is an automatic one, The TVAUG Weekly News, and is generated by our website every week. It includes up to 10 of the Most Recent News posts in our website’s News section. If there are no new News articles that week, no email is sent out. Click here for details about a typical TVAUG Weekly News email.
The second type of emails that we send out via MailChimp are our Meeting Notices. Those emails are covered in the FAQ here.
The third type of emails are your automatic membership renewal reminders. You receive one the month before your membership is about to expire. Then if you have not renewed, you receive reminders again at 30, 60 and 90 days. If you have not renewed after 90 days, your account is deleted and you will have to go through the process of signing up as a new member again if you want to re-join.
So how many emails do we send in a typical month??? TVAUG has 4 monthly meetings (either in-person or online via Zoom) so we manually send out those 4 reminders each month. The TVAUG Weekly News emails that are generated automatically from our website come out once a week – but ONLY IF there are recent News articles. That is at most another 4-5 emails depending on whether or not it is a 5-week month. So that is about 8-9 emails/month. If you feel that is too many or if you’re just no longer interested in receiving ANY of our MailChimp emails, you can Unsubscribe from our mailing list.
BUT if you do unsubscribe from our MailChimp system, you will also no longer receive reminders about renewing you membership. We assume you do not want to receive any emails from us so your email is also removed from our Groups.io support forum. Therefore, we highly recommend that you either just delete the ones you do not want to read or setup up a rule in your Inbox to either delete them or move them to another folder.
NOTE: If you are a forum member, you may also be receiving emails from that system. You control how many, if any, you receive in your Forum profile as described in the Forum Emails FAQ here.
MailChimp is required by both US and European Spam laws to provide a link to Unsubscribe from its emails in every email it sends out. You can see that Unsubscribe link in the footer of every MailChimp email we send out as shown below:
How Do I Re-subscribe?
If you Unsubscribe by accident or change your mind and want to start receiving our TVAUG emails again via MailChimp, you personally have to re-subscribe via a link that we can email to you. Because of Spam laws, MailChimp does not permit us to manually add your email address to our distribution list.
Typically, websites have a link or form to subscribe on their site to generate more customers. But we currently can’t do that because we only permit active TVAUG members on our mailing list. We don’t want to get bombarded by non-members from all over the world trying to get on our list. So please use the Contact Us page to send us an email and we’ll get you back on in just a click!