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Subject: Re: UKNM: Unsolicited Email
From: Martin Phillips
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 08:22:07 +0100

----- Original Message -----
From: James Downes <jamesatbdmedia [dot] co [dot] uk>
To: <uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com>
Sent: 21 October 1999 12:44
Subject: UKNM: Unsolicited Email

> All,
> A client of mine has a list of email addresses (along with Names and
> Real Addresses etc) that they have gathered from people contacting them
> through their web site.
> These were all collected from email response forms, but without an
> opt-in clause.
> Does anyone on the list know whether they can be used in any way, e.g.
> to announce the relaunch of the site, to offer product trials etc.What
> is the legal position, and what is the accepted practice for this.

If the announcements your client wants to make of very relevant to
the people concerned, then it would be fine to e-mail them, and
perfectly legal. I think problems occur when there are announcements
that aren't relevant or interesting to the people concerned, or if
there are too many.

If your client is concerned, why not mail the people to ask if they
want to know more? Sometimes, being honest with customers actually

Martin Phillips
MBI Danbury Mint , London

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