Fighting Spam, Educating Members on Best Practices, Law, and industry Developments to Fight Spam and Protect Email and a Viable and Essential Communications Tool

Formed in November 2002, the ESPC's membership is comprised of many of the largest and most innovative technology providers in the email industry, including Email Service Providers (ESPs), Mail Transfer Agents, application and solution developers, and deliverability solutions providers.  

The ESPC is made up of dozens of leading companies.  ESPs deliver the entire range of email communications, from transactional messages such as account statements, airline confirmations, purchase confirmations, email publications, affinity messages, relational messages, and both large and small marketing campaigns.  They also provide clients with the tools to integrate with their other online marketing efforts. 

New and existing Members must adhere to a pledge that forbids spam by requiring informed consent before sending commercial email, thereby creating a distinct line between spam and legitimate email marketing.

Our members’ clients represent the full breadth of the U.S. marketplace, from the largest multi-national corporations (indeed, the vast majority of Fortune 500) to the smallest local businesses (members of the ESPC serve hundreds of thousands of small businesses).  Members of the ESPC also represent local schools, national non-profit groups, political campaigns, major publications with millions of subscribers, and small affinity-based newsletters.  The use of ESPs by organizations large and small has become an industry standard. 

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Our Mission

  1. Advocate on behalf of email senders, providers, and other digital marketers operating globally in the online, mobile and social media environments in favor of global laws and self-regulatory efforts that balance consumer protection and business innovation;
  2. Educate our membership on current and emerging business and legal developments affecting our membership; and
  3. Lead the industry by continuing to develop and refine best practices that foster innovation, industry growth, and consumer trust.