Email marketing is a very effective way of reaching your target market. It is less expensive than other types of marketing while allowing you to reach large volumes of consumers. By 2008, it is expected to be the most used method of advertising. Are you aware of the various email marketing laws that are in effect throughout the United States and other countries? It is important that you take the time to educate yourself on this topic before you proceed with an email marketing campaign. 36 of the 50 states have privacy laws in place regarding email marketing tactics. There are also laws in Europe, Australia, and Asia. It is a good idea to have an attorney who specializes in these laws to assist you with your email marketing campaigns. If you are a small business planning to go about it on your own, it is very important that you are aware of how these laws affect you.