I recently came across this post on r/entrepreneurs on how a student was able to mine 7000 emails via gmail's autofill feature. If you autofill a name, it provides you with the person's email address. He emailed all 7000 emails about his service and made $10K in a month.
My university allows us to keep our .edu email after we graduate. I just realized that we also have the same autofill feature. I'm wondering if it would be considered intrusive if I did the same thing and sent out an email to my alma mater to get pre-orders for the launch of my startup? OR would it be okay/well received? What do you think?
Here's the messaging I would send:
I’m a Stanford alum, and I started a thing. I am giving away a limited number of subscriptions for up to a lifetime of organic period goods at wholesale cost (*saving you up to $6/mo). For all current students, you can pre-order your first 3 months at wholesale cost here (subscription starts at $7/mo). It’ll ship out in April.
Cancel anytime. Try it risk free. Hate it? We’ll refund you in full. Our ultimate mission is to make high quality, organic period care accessible + affordable for all, ESPECIALLY for students, POC, and low income folks. WHY? Because we think everyone should have equal access to better period care. Let me know what you think! *Feedback is encouraged and welcomed!*