Newsletter FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our Trail Mail newsletter. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, contact us instead.

Subscribing to Trail Mail

Why should I subscribe to the Trail Mail newsletter?

Subscribing to Trail Mail is an easy way to stay up-to-date on our latest stories, tips, advice, guides, news, and more. We hope to offer soon a monthly giveaway, which this email will allow you to take part in, as well.

How do I subscribe to the Trail Mail newsletter?

Visit the main Trail Mail page to subscribe. Various links around our site might also offer subscription.

HTML vs. Text-Only Versions - Do I have a choice?

Unfortunately, we only offer emails in the HTML format at this time. Considering the amount of photos and links in each email, we feel that a full HTML email is easier to navigate and more pleasing to the eye, generally.

What happens next after I submit my email?

Upon submitting your email informing us that you’d like to receive the Trail Mail newsletter(s), you will receive a confirmation email. This allows us not to send to people who didn’t ask for it, and to give you another chance to reconsider before we start bothering you 😉 Please click on the link in the confirmation email to start your subscription; if you don’t want it anymore or never asked for it, just ignore this email.

What happens next after I confirm my subscription?

Once subscribed, you will receive one introductory email, followed by all new updates from the list(s) you’ve subscribed to from that point onward.

Can I subscribe to a new list?

Yes, and thanks! Your subscription preferences will always be easily altered or cancelled via links on each and every email you receive from us, usually located on the very top or very bottom of our emails. Find your ‘Profile’ link in the email, which will direct you to our site.

Editing Your Newsletter Delivery Options

What if my email address has changed?

Your subscription preferences will always be easily altered or cancelled via links on each and every email you receive from us, usually located on the very top or very bottom of our emails.

Easier yet – just subscribe anew to our Trail Mail newsletter(s) with your new email address.

Can I edit the email formats I receive (HTML vs. Text-Only)?

Unfortunately, we only offer emails in the HTML format at this time. Considering the amount of photos and links in each email, we feel that a full HTML email is easier to navigate and more pleasing to the eye, generally.

Can I just unsubscribe for one Trail Mail list?

Of course! If we’ve been bombarding you with emails, and you are beginning to despise us, we’d still much rather that you reduce our emails than to completely unsubscribe; this way, we’ll still bother you, but much less 😉

Your subscription preferences will always be easily altered or cancelled via links on each and every email you receive from us, usually located on the very top or very bottom of our emails. Click on your ‘Profile’ link to edit these settings.

Can I subscribe to a new list?

Yes, and thanks! Your subscription preferences will always be easily altered or cancelled via links on each and every email you receive from us, usually located on the very top or very bottom of our emails. Find your ‘Profile’ link in the email, which will direct you to our site.

Unsubscribing from Trail Mail

How do I unsubscribe from Trail Mail?

On each and every email that we will send out, there will be an ‘unsubscribe’ link, usually at the very top or very bottom of the page. This link is personalized, created just for your email address. Clicking there will open up our Unsubscribe page in your browser.

Can I just unsubscribe for one Trail Mail list?

Of course! If we’ve been bombarding you with emails, and you are beginning to despise us, we’d still much rather that you reduce our emails than to completely unsubscribe; this way, we’ll still bother you, but much less 😉

Your subscription preferences will always be easily altered or cancelled via links on each and every email you receive from us, usually located on the very top or very bottom of our emails. Click on your ‘Profile’ link to edit these settings.

Your Privacy & Safety

Do you promise not to spam me?

Yes, we promise! If the emails start becoming to much, you can easily and quickly reduce your subscription or unsubscribe completely.

Do you CAN-SPAM? What is that, anyway?

Yes, we comply with the CAN-SPAM Act with each email that we send out.

The CAN-SPAM Act, administered by the United States’ Federal Trade Commission, is “a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have you stop emailing them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.” For more info, visit the CAN-SPAM page »

Will you swear to not share my private information?

We promise that we will never give away your email address or share any of your personal information (not even for the promise of ten round-the-world flight tickets!). In the case where it might become necessary, such as for a future prize giveaway or such, we swear to only do so if you’ve given us permission.

Where can I read more about your operating standards?

Troubleshooting & Help

What if I suddenly stopped receiving the Trail Mail newsletter?

If you are having trouble receiving our emails, the two main culprits are:

  1. It was routed to your junk/spam folder.
  2. You were unsubscribed.

Check your junk/spam folder to see if any Trail Mail emails wound up there. If so, please whitelist our email address; this will ensure that any future emails from us go to your inbox and also help us maintain a positive standing in the email community, if that’s a thing.

If you believed you were unsubscribed, try subscribing again. For further problems, forgive us and contact us 🙂

I have a question or concern not mentioned here.

No problem! Please feel free to email us via our Contact Page »

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