Yesmail: "Need an email list to kick start your marketing program? See Yesmail Direct's awesome promo for 100 free in your zip"
mihaisecasiu: "doesn't this go against every permission based marketing rule out there? some might even consider this as spam ..."
Yesmail: "these are consumers or small businesses that have signed up to receive information via email--All permission-based email addys"
mihaisecasiu: "whoever gives permission to perfectly unknown strangers to send messages to them must not be in their right mind"
Yesmail: "our email address data conforms to all relevant laws including CAN-SPAM. Email list rental is similar to renting postal lists."
jordanayan: "Your lists may conform to law, but u still sent me SPAM-no optin,-you are giving the industry a black eye and not ESPC compliant"
Me: "ROFL @Yesmail for saying "Email list rental is similar to renting postal lists." and touting legal compliance. Uh, NO."
Yesmail: "thanks @jordanayan, @allwebemail, @aliversion (sic) for your feedback! Glad to see folks care deeply about successful email marketing"
jordanayan: "We care, but you continue to send unsolicited SPAM that goes counter to industry best practices. Why not just stop the practice"
Allow me again to ROFL at the touting of one's CAN-SPAM compliance. (CAN-SPAM allows unsolicited email advertisements, so it's hardly a selling point to convince somebody that you don't send spam.)