> If you are happy with how he obtained those email addresses, and also > that those people gave their consent to receive mailings like this, then > fine. If not then I suggest you earn your client dollars by advising him > that he's making a mistake! It will make him look bad. It will make you > look bad. It may get your server blacklisted. Not a good idea. OK, this makes sense. No, they didn't give consent. He just paid some guy in India $10 to scrape them by hand. But if I use a service like Constant Contact, they also don't allow this type of spam I think. I recall hearing once that if CC gets a spam report on an email you send, they fine you $50. But perhaps if there's an unsubscribe link then it's not spam? I am now learning more about spam. :) I think the recipients are probably a friendly type of crowd, but one never knows--some might well smell that it's spam, especially if they're an IT person in the company. Thanks.