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is it illegal?

PostPosted: 10:10am, Wed 23 Mar, 2011
by jsn
Hi all

I am reading the Fortune magazine and creating in excel a list of Fortune 500 companies with their email addresses. My questions is to know if this is legal or illegal to build a mailing list and to send an email that presents consultant services

Please advise

Re: is it illegal?

PostPosted: 5:30pm, Wed 23 Mar, 2011
by Dragonrider
Not sure if it is "illegal" but it is certainly the same sort of thing that the bots do when harvesting emails off the web, or the so called email lists for sale as these seem so often to be harvested emails rather than a genuine list of people willing to receive spam.

Re: is it illegal?

PostPosted: 9:26am, Thu 07 Apr, 2011
by roman87
It must be illegal, and should entail some punishment.

Re: is it illegal?

PostPosted: 1:53pm, Thu 07 Apr, 2011
by Dragonrider
roman87 wrote:It must be illegal, and should entail some punishment.


Funny that, that's just what I was thinking about your spam attempt here. Just before I banned you! Bye :D