What your options are depend a bit on the company, its pecking
order, and your place in the pecking order. Does your boss
have a boss that will listen to reason? If so, talk to him/her.
But make sure you can argue your point. You should be able to
clearly demonstrate this action will actually hurt the company.
Otherwise, you only have a few options left. Do what your boss
says you should do. Quit. Or refuse to do it and get fired.
Of course, if it's illegal to send spam in your jurisdiction, you
can refuse to do it, and take legal action if they fire you
for not doing your work.
What you should NOT do is to sabotage the sending of the spam.
That would just give them to many hooks to fire you (and maybe even
Of course, the most ethical thing to do is to quit.
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