| If I send out a survey to an email list that I compiled of 1,000 attorneys is that illegal spam?

If I send out a survey to an email list that I compiled of 1,000 attorneys is that illegal spam?

Walt D asked:


I own a company which designs software and one of our products is targeted at the legal profession. I have an email list of 1,000 attorneys that I compiled from the state bar association’s records, and I would like to send out a survey to these attorneys so that I can get an idea of the viability of my product. Would this be illegal? Would this be Spam? How could I avoid breaking the law and avoid having my email filtered through spam?

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2 Responses to “If I send out a survey to an email list that I compiled of 1,000 attorneys is that illegal spam?”

  1. crimson.gh0st on March 30th, 2011 1:15 am

    It would be spam if they didn’t give their email addresses or ask to be surveyed. The best possible way is to first send emails to all of them asking if you can send them a survey then edit your list to fit the Yes’s

  2. MilosB on April 1st, 2011 12:12 am

    Depends on how you Obtained the List. Did you buy it? or phisher it out? or wasit honestly obtained. The chances are that if you do decide to email it too them, it will be filtered out because they will see it as junk mail unless they are personaly aware that they signed up for such email

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