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#1
I send emails with gardening information to people who signed-up to receive my newsletter. I also own an online store.
If I identify myself, in those emails, by "a fake name" from "my store's real name", am I doing something illegal?
 


quincy

Senior Member
#4
I send emails with gardening information to people who signed-up to receive my newsletter. I also own an online store.
If I identify myself, in those emails, by "a fake name" from "my store's real name", am I doing something illegal?
Are you in the U.S., Eddie? Laws vary in some significant ways from country to country.

In the U.S., aliases are only illegal when used with an intent to deceive.

Here is a link to an older thread that discusses the use of aliases: https://forum.freeadvice.com/threads/is-using-an-alias-illegal.485110/
 
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#5
Are you in the U.S., Eddie? Laws vary in some significant ways from country to country.

In the U.S., aliases are only illegal when used with an intent to deceive.

Here is a link to an older thread that discusses the use of aliases: https://forum.freeadvice.com/threads/is-using-an-alias-illegal.485110/
No, I'm not in the U.S.
However, since I send my newsletter to US citizens I have the responsibility to comply with the US spam rules. And this is why I ask all those questions.

Thanks for the link.
 

quincy

Senior Member
#6
No, I'm not in the U.S.
However, since I send my newsletter to US citizens I have the responsibility to comply with the US spam rules. And this is why I ask all those questions.

Thanks for the link.
Here is another link, this to the US "Can Spam Act Compliance Guide for Businesses":

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/can-spam-Act-compliance-guide-business

You are smart to look at the laws that govern your mailings prior to sending them. Good luck.
 
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