I'm offering facebook likes and twitter followers to a niche target audience that I think will be very interested in them. There's a website where people from this target audience have profiles and many of the profiles have email addresses listed publicly. If I take these emails and send them a mail offering my service to them, does that count as spamming? I had originally though that because they listed them publicly it meant they were open to being contacted but I read last night that unless they've specifically requested to be email by your (which they haven't) it's considered spam if you send them an email. Anyone can confirm if it's spam or not?