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Is Sending Emails to Non-Optin's Can-Spam Compliant?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Pollux0R, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Pollux0R

    Pollux0R Registered Member

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    Hey, I'm planning on carrying out some email campaigns to scraped emails who never opted-in, would this be against the can spam act? What i'm doing is i'm scraping emails from google using this code: ["keyword" site:facebook.com +@gmail.com] - and using interspire I plan on bulk mailing them all to my squeeze page for them too opt-in.

    I have two questions:

    1) Is this can-spam compliant?
    2) If not, is there any work-around or advice you could give me?
     
  2. Pollux0R

    Pollux0R Registered Member

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    bump...
     
  3. dreamqueen

    dreamqueen Newbie

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    Yes, you can send out those emails, but it's up to you to make sure that you do it within the realm of the law. Here's a link to the FTC so that you can get the facts straight from the horses mouth.

    www . business . ftc . gov/documents/bus61-can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business

    (remove the spaces of course)
     
  4. xoskillet

    xoskillet Regular Member

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    Here is my own interpretation of the can-spam act... it's only my opinion.

    You are allowed to send email to anyone/everyone on the entire internet.
    You must give them a valid way to opt-out.
    Anyone who does not opt-out, it's legally safe to continue to send to.

    Having said that, there are countless traps, as well as people who having nothing better to do than launch mass campaigns against you to get you to lose your hosting and internet service.

    You don't have to be breaking any laws at all to be called and treated as a spammer.

    The mass email business is very lucrative when done properly - But you better have a thick skin, because you will be attacked.
     
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  5. Pollux0R

    Pollux0R Registered Member

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    Erm, that last part seems kinda scary, the very last thing I want is to get fined $16,000 over sending some emails. Luckily interspire allows you to check any link clicked (atleast that's what's advertised, still haven't bought it), so I could make a fake "opt-out" link and remove those who click it.
     
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  6. emaloy97

    emaloy97 Junior Member

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    You'll likely be fine as long as you make an opt out link and remove those who click. Good luck!
     
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