Harvesting email addresses to put through friend invites on social networks?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by madblacker, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

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    I think this would work for reaching a lot of people as a twist on the traditional email marketing method... what if you just harvest a lot of addresses and run them through invites to social networks corresponding to one of your accounts (obviously doing this on a large scale over many accts). I think this bypasses can-spam since its not really a commercial message (although you could include a short note) and its also not an email, at least not from your email address (though I'm not 100% sure if it needs to be an exact email under can-spam).. once they join your "network" than you can just pm them on the site... is anyone else doing this with success?
     
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    showboytridin Regular Member

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    I think all networks have a limit (or they should), and then will block your requests.
     
  3. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

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    anyone know the limits for the major networks? I'm planning to have many accounts so I can possibly acommodate this.. is it a rolling limit, like does it refresh every number of days or when someone accepts, declines it lets you do more?
     
  4. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    major networks usually have around a 500 limits depending, if its imported contacts via yahoo messy or something then there is no limit, but just inputting the emails is a 500 limit. at least thats the default, i don't see why someone would post more that that, (the average joe) but good idea.