Announcement list

Hello, I’m new to dreamhost but i have been running my online business for years. I have accumalted quite a large(5,000 person) email list that I would like to transfer over to my new account. can i do this without asking all 5000 if they want to subscribe first? thanks.

Nope. There needs to be some sort of opt-in mechanism to make it “legal” on DreamHost. You can feed in all 5,000 addresses, but they’ll all end up getting invitations. And that might be the only step they need to take (accepting the invitation). I’ve not tried this approach, but it’s the minimum that will happen. Maybe someone knows if there will be a second confirmation, but I doubt it. A confirmed email invitation should be enough.