Can you use email to send things to people you have never talked to?
If you mean buying a list or finding a chamber list online and start emailing them information, the general answer is no. Most B/D's won't allow you to do this without first gaining permission.
I know that with my B/D, e-mails can only be sent to clients or people who have given explicit permission. I don't know if this is FINRA or just my B/D.
Nah, that's pretty much standard in the industry. Sort of like Do-not-call for e-mail.
We need compliance approval for any piece going out to more than 10 people via regular mail or email.