Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    New Coder
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Solus Email Requirements

    Hi.

    Are there any guidelines as to what must be offered regarding signing up for receiving email marketing?

    For example, I co-run a website loosely based around the VBulletin engine, and one of the options during member registration is do members want to receive promotional emails (content related to the website they're joining) from us.

    Do we have to offer the option of signing up for these during the registration process, or can we just set everyone to be signed up by default, as long as the emails that get sent out have an unsubscribe option within them?

    TIA

  • #2
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Cottage Grove, Minnesota
    Posts
    9,464
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1,085 Times in 1,076 Posts
    You need to ask your webhost what their policy is.

    Most of the webhosts now have a limit on the number of emails per day,
    or per hour. Some offer special use if they deem your "newsletter" to be
    legitimate and it offers an unsubscribe feature.

    This is something between you and your webhost.

  • #3
    New Coder
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Well, we only send one a week so I don't think that's going to be too much of a problem.

    I really wanted to know if there were any kind of legal requirements in terms of what they must have - ie you must have a unsubscribe option, but you don't have to offer it at the sign-up process, for example.

  • #4
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Cottage Grove, Minnesota
    Posts
    9,464
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1,085 Times in 1,076 Posts
    I've never seen any legal thing on this.

    It would be very hard to do, since every country has their own laws.

    But, it would be ethical to have a means of removal from the list,
    even if it was as simple as a reply to "remove me please".


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •