I have access to millions (and soon to be much, much more) of emails. These are segmented by categories and buying history, scrubbed and usually include the first name in the database as well. I need advice on how to email these people. Since I got these lists from personal contacts no one on these lists technically opted in. Therefore I need a black hat way to send them targeted emails. I've never done anything black hat before so please let me know if you have any advice. Basically I am thinking I'll have to rent a botnet from somewhere? If you know of a trustworthy one and how to get the process started let me know. Also I could set up my own server? Or is that too risky and not worth it? I want to be able to send targeted offers but won't get me in trouble. That's a whole other issue that I'd love to hear advice on. Because if I use my affiliate links in the emails or landing pages is there any chance I could get in trouble? Expert spammers and emailers please let me know your experience so I can end this year big.