Certainly, you are not spamming anyone. Regrettably, it is just as definite that you will be accused of doing it nevertheless now and then. Generally, persons who think you’re a bad spammer will not turn to you, but to your Internet service provider. If the ISP does not know what you are doing and that it is legitimate, and if the number of complaints keeps growing with the number of subscribers to your newsletter, the ISP may finally pull the plug.
That is why it is a good idea to update your ISP early regarding your email marketing activities. If they know you and your activities, chances are your ISP will defend you against those wrongly accusing you instead of disconnecting you. If your current ISP does not agree with your email marketing activities, look for another one that does, and don’t stop looking before you have found the perfect match. Your Internet connection and the connection to your service provider both are key to your achievement.
News on Email Marketing Spam Ban Activities World Wide
“May 31, 2002 – EU OKs Spam Ban, Online Privacy Rules – The European Union’s Parliament on Thursday approved a new anti-spam and online privacy directive that could dramatically alter the practice of email marketing in the region, while granting controversial rights to member states to monitor Web surfers’ activities.”
News Source: http://www.clickz.com/1154391
The U.S. CAN-SPAM act, passed in 2003, legally permits you to wait 10 days after a request before deleting a subscriber name from your database.
Email Marketing Law Resources to refer
- FTC Issues Final Rule Defining What Constitutes a “Commercial Electronic Mail Message” – http://www.marketingtoday.com/emarketing/1204/ftc_final_ruling_email.htm
- US CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 Text – http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:s.00877:
- SpamLaws.com – http://www.spamlaws.com/
- DMA International Spam Law Summary – http://marketingtoday.com/emarketing/dma_spam_laws-Sept03.htm
- The DMA’s Quick-Glance Guide to the US CAN-SPAM Act – http://www.the-dma.org/antispam/E-mail_Chart.pdf
- “CAN-SPAM Privacy Law Report,” Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, PLLC (PDF document) – http://www.dowlohnes.com/site/docs/121003PrivacyAlert.pdf