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laws on sending an email blast from the forum?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jonsidneyb, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I am planning on sending out a mass email to the forum members.

    It will be about a forum branded product.

    What are the laws on this and what do I need to do to be legal?

    I am in the USA.
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    As long as you use the option for sending to members who choose to receive e-mail from administrators, I can't see there being anything you need to worry about.

  3. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    read your hosts TOS for bulk email sending (if they have anything specifically against it - maybe a shared host would whine about it) other than that unless your emails are flagged as spam somehow and your network IP gets blacklisted there is no law stopping you.
    also; something for your host to ponder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Policy_Framework
  4. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I just hope that once the lawsuit is over, XF will have the ability to define how many emails to send per second and have a better user search criteria.
    0xym0r0n likes this.
  5. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    see: Can-spam laws.
  6. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I really need to look but how slowly can I have a mass emailing go out to 30k members....does that help make it not look at bad?
  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

  8. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Is it a dedicated server?
    I routinely send out 9K emails on our VPS but our host knows about it.
  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I think you shouldn't worry too much about this stuff.

    I think these laws and rules are for those crazy 24/7 spamming sites. Google bans them for a reason.
  10. watshelly

    watshelly Member

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