How to clean an email list?

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  1. Fergal

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    I'd like to start a newsletter for BAF using Mail Chimp. We have almost 20,000 members and the same amount of email addresses. Many of these accounts are old and their email addresses may be no longer valid.

    Do you have any suggestions as to how I could clean this email list before importing it into MailChimp?

    Thanks!
     
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    vBulletin do not have function that allows you to clear emails?
     
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    Thanks 50Cent, VB have a function that allows the creation of an email list, by sorting a larger list. But I'm not sure how to sort the list, as in I don't know who I should take off the list. For example, there may be people who have not visited BAF in over a year, but who would be delighted to come back to us, if they got a reminder email.

    There are services such as http://biz.freshaddress.com/ who clean email lists, by running the list against a huge database of known dead and spam email addresses. They then remove the dead and spam emails from your list and give you back your clean list. I'm looking for suggestions and options along those lines.
     

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