Using a webmail client to send into the Big Boys

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  1. PushSend

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    What do you think? Are the volume restrictions acceptable? It's not going to set any records as far as revenue in a day, but do you think it's worth it to give it a try?

    source: EmailAddressManager

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    sounds like proxy mailing territory...or at least at first glance....bad juju. how else you plan on sending thru a number of accounts?
     
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    I don't think that's compliant with CAN-SPAM.
     
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    Let's dig into this a bit further...

    Now I never advocate doin' shifty shit when it comes to emailing, so I don't want anyone thinkin' that's the intent of this post. And I'm no expert when it comes to every aspect or option in emailing, so if this is "proxy mailing" or something that is normally considered a gray area, then I apologize. However, the way I read it was that IF the big boys here are giving guidelines as to how to do this, what rates to send, and links on where to read the policies then how could it be a bad thing to try? And I'm looking for a real answer here, if you think it's wrong, lay it out for me. If this has any merrit then it seems reasonable enough to talk about it here.

    And holyearth - why don't you explain to me why you think this method would not be compliant please.


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  5. Fun4uoc

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    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 47 > § 1037

    (a) In General.— Whoever, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly—

    (4) registers, using information that materially falsifies the identity of the actual registrant, for five or more electronic mail accounts or online user accounts or two or more domain names, and intentionally initiates the transmission of multiple commercial electronic mail messages from any combination of such accounts or domain names
     
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    Are there any examples of enforcement of this clause? I am curious how the courts interpreted what is considered a "material" falsification.
     
  7. Fun4uoc

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    Don't know of any specific examples but I know it's not something I don't want to mess with as the penalties are fairly severe.

    If you think about it it's really pretty simple. What would you need to have multiple webmail accounts, different ips, names, etc? That alone is considered falsifying information, unless of course hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc would let you sign up for multiple accounts all using your real ip and information.
     

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