Let me try to respond to each point.
1. Only ONE person asked a question...and their response was more friendly and inviting than the moderator that closed the topic. The response that I received clearly (in my opinion) made it seem like I wanted to spam.
The moderator in question did exactly as she should have. We do not support/condone/allow SPAM here in any form. More to follow in my response to your next point.
2. I am aware of what mass marketing is. Did anyone attempt to ask who the target audience was? No. Did anyone ask if it was unsolicited or requested info. No.
This is a public website with ~200k members and visited by many thousands of people every day. Your intent may have been innocent, but the next person to come along may not have the same intention. Were not going to tell you how to mass market using outlook when that information could be misused by so many people.
3. I never said that Outlook wasn't an email program. Nor, did I state that email wasn't Outlook's primary purpose. What I DID say is that Outlook is used for waaaayyyyyy more than that. See link below...those are just a few things....which you all probably already know. (I'm the one trying to learn.)
Is Outlook used for many things? I suppose so. Is there a way to mass market to a calendar or a contact list? No. Therefore it was absolutely fair of Johanna to deduce that you were asking how to mass market to email. Mass marketing to email is generally considered SPAM. When you send email to a list of people who sign up to be marketed to, its generally called a newsletter.