Originally Posted by Tim Schaefer
Wait... so a company uses a program, searches websites that fit a certain keyword(s) and then extracts the email addresses found on those sites.
Then, they send emails to these people to market a product or services.
Sounds like spam.
Yes, this definition of "email marketing" does appear to fit the classification of 'spam', Tim.
What I've come to learn about people is, most are good-intentioned, and a few are willing to bend or break the rules at any cost. It's the few that bend/break the rules that end up causing the rest of us problems because then we are judged by their actions, not necessarily our own.
Best we can do is to make sure those that know us know our values and intentions, and remind people to judge us on our own actions, not the actions of others.