Canada (Photo credit: palindrome6996)
In looking at the new regulatory framework for CASL which was just released late on Tuesday of last week by Industry Canada, I noticed a this bit:
3. Section 6 of the Act does not apply to a commercial electronic message…
(f) if the person who sends the message or causes or permits it to be… Read the rest
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Coat of arms of the Federal Republic of Germany (1950 to date). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lots of folks have been talking recently about a September German Federal Court ruling that “emails sent using a ‘send to a friend’ function are to be considered spam, unless the recipient had given prior express consent.”
This is a fairly significant development in law.… Read the rest
Spamfilter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yesterday, Laura Atkins wrote a blog post which suggests that unsubscribing from spam doesn’t result in receiving more spam. I know that this is a project that she’s been working on for at least a month, and I don’t have any reason to doubt her results. 
Interestingly, this morning there was a new post by … Read the rest
Internets = srs.biz. Parody motivator. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Zoominfo, DiscoverOrg, and Lead411 are popular lead generation sources. Every once in a while someone comes along and tries to defend the use of crowd sourced list generation services (of which ZoomInfo and Jigsaw seem to be the largest). These systems work by allowing people to download contact information for third parties… Read the rest
Front Window of a financial institution in Illinois which offers payday loans. License: (Photo source: swanksalot URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/77720976/)
I was recently asked about how to go about proving that someone was not obtaining email addresses in a direct, opt-in manner. The methodology won’t surprise you, and if you have been involved in helping problematic clients for a while, the results… Read the rest
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A teaser for a Delivera whitepaper by Ken Magill provided blog fodder for Laura Atkins over at Word to the Wise. Ken’s premise, with which Laura agrees, is that ESPs which start talking about the wonderful relationships they have with folks at Spamhaus or at various ISPs should cause you to be extremely skeptical. Andrew Bonar,… Read the rest
I recently moved this blog to a new server as I was losing access to the old server (which is a long story best told in person).
For some unknown reason, the backup that I created of my site’s database didn’t include the posts. I’m still not sure why that happened, but this wasn’t noticed until after access to the… Read the rest
I unsubscribed from a mailing list recently. When I did, I was confronted with the following message:
We’re sorry to see you go.
You should be aware that it could take up to ten business days to completely remove your address from our lists.
That’s a pretty standard disclaimer that complies with the time limits put in place by the… Read the rest
screenshot of an email inbox filled with spam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today’s post comes from Richard Bewley. He’s a deliverability expert in ExactTarget’s London office. Since I’m at ET as well, we sometimes get the opportunity to work together and I’ve found him to be pretty solid in the advice that he gives clients and thought that you might enjoy… Read the rest
Wounded arriving at triage station, Suippes, France from sanitary train. Selected by Scott. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I read an interesting post by Andrew Kordek at Trendline Interactive this morning. It’s premise is that “Organizations need to do a better job at defining an inactive.” And the fact is, he’s right.
I also think that this ties into recent discussions regarding… Read the rest