> Again: the correct definition of spam is UBE, "unsolicited bulk email".
Reasonable people disagree, but nevermind, for the moment let's go by
> Anything which meets this criteria is clearly spam, regardless of
> intent, regardless of how it's received, regardless of content,
> regardless of the number of complaints.
So, are Stephanie's emails requesting information to the appx 1/3 of
list-owners who are on her list unsolicited (i.e. they didn't ask to
be added to PAML), spam?
And what about Topica's emails to list-owners whose lists are listed
on their site not at the list-owner's request, offering archiving,
spam? How many do they have to send before it qualifies as "bulk",
and thus is spam?
If I have a one-time mailing to 10,000 people, is it OK as long as I
spread it out over enough time or if it is triggered by third parties
(who don't know they are doing so)?
Michelle Dick firstname.lastname@example.org East Palo Alto, CA