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How Legal Is Selling Email Lists?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TermsB, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    So I figure I could just let something like CraigsCrawl just run on my VPS since I'm not using it as much right now, but was wondering how legal it is to sell the email lists? Thanks will be given on your input.
     
  2. heiny

    heiny Regular Member

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    Since they haven't opt-in for their email being used to receive "marketing" letters, you don't have their consent. Therefore in terms of legal speaking, it is illegal, but in terms of "practise", sure why not? They won't know where there email has been picked up from, so to whomever is going to spam the sh*t out of them is the one to blame. That person will most likely not be able to point fingers at you if you cover your traces ...And most likely he'll be the one responsible SINCE he's the one who's been doing the spamming.

    And don't say you made the list from your website - that falsifies it.

    Btw. is your email list targetted for a niche or is it just a random bunch?
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    Thanks for that bit of info. Kills all the interest in it. Can find a better use of the VPS.
     
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    heiny Regular Member

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    Therefore he will not be able to sell his complete list for a lot of buck, but he will still be able to sell it. At the end of the day working emails are gold heh. And you can continuously spam them with shit until you see jackpot on one thing. Hint; free porn always sells :-D
     
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