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Mar 4, 2009 10:12 pm

Is there a “DNC” list for e-mail addresses??  I have several lists from alumni associations and other groups that include phone numbers, address and e-mail address.  Wondering if I can send e-mails to the people who actually have their phone numbers on the DNC list?  Are there any restrictions or is it open game if you have their e-mail??

Mar 4, 2009 10:35 pm

Think about how much spam you get.  Do you think there is a DNE list?

Mar 5, 2009 1:29 am

You cannot solicit via e-mail.  Check with your compliance department.

Mar 5, 2009 1:37 am

Okie, if you can’t call them, it’s a waste of time.  With my B/D, I can solicit via e-mail, but I need permission from the prospect to do so.

Mar 5, 2009 3:34 am

If you send something and they respond showing some degree of interest, I think that gives you the greenlight to follow up with a call even if they are on the DNC. I could be wrong though, so check with your compliance dept.

Mar 6, 2009 3:51 am
Check with compliance.  They may ask you to prove a relationship or prior permission and will most likely limit the volume you can send on any given day, or with any particular pitch(remember - e-mail is correspondence and they have to review x number to meet their role and expectations) Their role is not to make your job easy. Their role is to protect the company. Your job is to figure out what the rules are and then, operate within them.      Remember, the purpose of the cold call is to get IN FRONT of people. E-mail is LESS effective than snail mail, even when you have prior permission becaase people can pop you to junk mail, not open it, not care to respond, etc.     Call, Mail, Call. Call,Mail,Call.    
Mar 6, 2009 4:16 am

I was told by an interested party that there’s never been a suit about violating the DNC. Now the person who told me this is in the business of selling lists of names, so I didn;t believe him any further than  I could drop kick a VAnnuity salesman.