I am a very small time web developer working on a personal web project. This website will be sending only two types of emails, a email validation email and a forgot password email.
I do not want all emails my website sends out having my personal home address for privacy reasons, but realise this is required under the CAN-SPAM act. I am on a very small budget so can not buy a Post Office Box.
More about the situation
- There will be an unsubscribe link that will prevent any emails to that email address in the future
- I do not live in the US
- I will be emailing visitors when setting up accounts / resetting passwords
- The emails will have no advertisements. The reset password/verify email address pages on the site will not have advertisements but other pages on the website will have one or so.
- I do not consider myself to be doing anything black-hat / grey-hat.
As I am not in the US, there are no financial penalties that would affect me, but I do not want the site to be affected. I am not even sure if the CAN-SPAM would be applicable as the emails are more transactional messages than commercial messages.
Does anyone know if there will be any serious repercussions for not having a legitimate physical address on these common email types? Or can anyone recommend a work-around for not having one?
My guesses from research so far
Possible repercussions from not having physical address on emails:
- Much greater chance on being auto-classified as SPAM?
- Potential backlash or dislike from group of users who think a physical address looks more professional?
- Potential legal action against web host, is this possible?