I work as a designer/front end developer for a small software company, and the CEO is currently acting the role of the only sales person. Lately I've been asked to create e-mail campaigns for various marketing reasons, which is fairly easy to do. However, I have gotten caught up in an unending cycle of "spammy" email lists that get the campaign system blocked. I've tried to explain that I need to be provided with cleaned email lists, but the CEO just gets frustrated and expects me to somehow force them through.
At this point, after being locked out of the 2nd email campaign account, I feel strongly that I need to back out of this task. The list would need to be cleaned by someone who knows which people/companies we still have relations to, but that is clearly not going to happen. The CEO often leaves it to the last minute, and gets mad when it doesn't get sent out on time, blaming either me or the email system. I'm frustrated at being forced to spend so much time sending spam, and have no ability or desire to continue doing the company email campaigns, but I don't know how to back out.
Basically, since the CEO fails to understand that I cannot work with his lists, I really just want to get out of it entirely and back to doing my other work. The problem is, I have already admitted and proved that I know how to do email campaigns, so I can't think of how to get out in a polite way, or if it is even possible