brad at shub-internet.org
Sun Jan 27 00:03:07 CET 2008
On 1/25/08, JB at comcast wrote:
> Thake the million # List and break it into 1000 member Lists and START
> from there. Yep, gonna mean that you will have to reveiw EACH member
> of EACH 1000 person List.
But you can't really do that, either. One key difference between
spam and a proper mailing list is that you have hard confirmation
from the recipient that they asked to get the particular content in
In other words, they signed themselves up for a list, they got a
confirmation notice, and they then acted on the confirmation notice
to say "yes, I really do want this content".
Any time you buy a large list of addresses from somewhere, you bypass
the first steps of that process, and that would make you a spammer.
Even if you just send out invitations to those people to join your
list, and you don't send anything else to them without their explicit
confirmation, you're still a spammer.
The Direct Marketing Association says that they just want one bite of
your apple, no more. But when you've got a billion people taking
just one bite each out of your apple, do you honestly think you're
going to have an apple left?
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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