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BlackBerry WebWorks Application to send email to PIM contacts

Hi,

I have developed an application which sends email messages to PIM contacts.

I just want to know if it is legal to fetch PIM contacts and send email messages to them using BlackBerry WebWorks API

http://www.blackberry.com/developers/docs/webworks/api/blackberry.pim.Contact.html

http://www.blackberry.com/developers/docs/webworks/api/blackberry.message.Message.html

 

If it is legal, is it spam?

Muhammad Ahsan Iqbal
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Re: BlackBerry WebWorks Application to send email to PIM contacts

I'm no lawyer, but I would imagine that you would want to allow the user to opt in or out of that option based on preferences.  It's good practice for anything that has possible privacy concerns.

Tim Neil
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Re: BlackBerry WebWorks Application to send email to PIM contacts

Thanks for your good suggestion Tim Neil. The application just asks the user if he/she wants to send email message to his/her contacts. If yes, the application sends an email.

To be more clear about my concerns, is this any law infringement if API does allow developers to send email?
Muhammad Ahsan Iqbal
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Re: BlackBerry WebWorks Application to send email to PIM contacts

I would suggest consulting a lawyer on the topic.

Tim Neil
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