There is now a limit to ANY bulk email sent via the
internal email system.
NO more than 5 impersonal emails can be sent!
That means that if you are going to send a bulk email you can
not send it to more than 5 un-named members. The point of inSide919
is to make relationships with another local person - we have
"Groups" where like
minded individuals can connect with shared interests.].
We Need to stop any form of Bulk Email here as it's simply not
If you'd like to add a Newsletter sign-up form to your Profile
and use some of the tools (we have members who are in this business
and can help) to send newsletters that people have requested - I
invite you to do that - but I must say again that when someone
be-friends us they are NOT signing up for unsolicited emails (bulk
One of the things we would like inSiders to know is that this is
NOT the place for Bulk email or Spam.
The main reason for this is that YOU will end up hurting YOUR
Reputation and Brand Message.
SO... Do Not use the Internal Email system to send Bulk email,
promotions, deals, notices, thoughts for the day or solicitations
of any kind.
Basically... ANY email that is not Personalized may well be
considered Spam by the receiving party.
When a person accepts your 'Friend Request' they are not agreeing
to 'RECEIVE' anything from you - they are simply agreeing to be
open to forming a business relationship with you.
Here are a few examples* that may help.
1. If you send me
a one-time individual solicitation for a
product, service or business (meaning that it includes a personal
message to me, not a cut-and-pasted canned message), I don't
consider that spam. If I don't respond and you solicit me more than
twice, it's spam.
2. If you send me
a solicitation, promotion, or notice in a
bulk e-mail that's simultaneously going to a number of other
people, that's spam.
3. If you post solicitations on my comment wall, that's spam
(unless that solicitation is a RELEVANT response to something I
"Inquired about" somewhere on the Network or "Requested" in my
4. If you send me a one-time invitation to an event that's designed
to benefit me (whether I buy anything from you or not) that's NOT
spam. If your "free event" is a thinly disguised sales pitch or
"business opportunity meeting," that's spam.
Most messages sent to more than 5 people at the same time will most
likely fall into the questionable area.
When in doubt... don't sent it out! - Internal Email is for
relationship building not broadcasting ones message.
Here is a valid question we get;
Q) Is it EVER appropriate to use the "send all" function?
A) Let's say you're looking for a Referral (e.g. my air
conditioning is broken; can anyone recommend a good HVAC repair
company?), then it might be appropriate to use the send all
function. But that doesn't include "hiring" new distributors for an
MLM company. We have Forums like
"I'm looking for..."
for this purpose and everyone is
If you feel that we are missing a way for you to engage other
interested members please let me know and we'll try to find the
most compatible way to do that. I truly want you to have success
inSide919 - but need to remain vigilance against spam.
If you receive an Email that is outside the bounds of the above
please report it to Pat Howlett
we can help educate that member.