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Topic # 102969 27-May-2012 17:08 Send private message

Forget morals, is it illegal to send someone who owes you money multiple (up to 15 emails a day) asking for payment. What are the consequences?

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  Reply # 631054 27-May-2012 17:15 Send private message

I guess you could class it as harassment. Just setup a rule to have it bounce back a not at this address type reply.



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  Reply # 631055 27-May-2012 17:16 Send private message

I am not receiving them, i am thinking of sending them

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  Reply # 631066 27-May-2012 17:29 Send private message

This is pointless I would just a set a rule to send it to trash






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  Reply # 631069 27-May-2012 17:35 Send private message

I will alternate addresses 

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  Reply # 631077 27-May-2012 17:40 Send private message

TBH more effective to hire mongrel mob to go around to his house.





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  Reply # 631081 27-May-2012 17:42 Send private message

I would then set a rule unless in my address book sent it to trash






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  Reply # 631090 27-May-2012 17:50 Send private message

so to answer my original question..

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  Reply # 631099 27-May-2012 18:01 Send private message


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  Reply # 631113 27-May-2012 18:20 Send private message

Short answer: Yes it is illegal.

Breaches Harrasment Act, probably the new spam laws, and depending on how you word the emails possibly the Crimes Act or Summary Offences Act (threatening behaviour etc.)

Be careful using these tactics.











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  Reply # 631114 27-May-2012 18:26 Send private message

cldlr76: have you checked these?

http://www.netsafe.org.nz/Doc_Library/netsafepapers_davidharvey_cyberstalking.pdf

http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Anti-Spam-Business-Info?OpenDocument



IANAL, but I doubt the antispam laws come into it, as I presume there would be a contractual relationship there, and I presume that emails communications were already active. Due to teh number of emails though I suspect it could be considered harassment.



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  Reply # 631115 27-May-2012 18:29 Send private message

I disagree with the law, things need to be viewed in context. I think if you get 5 emails a day tough bikkies, give my dam money back.

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  Reply # 631118 27-May-2012 18:35 Send private message

qwerty7: Forget morals...


The problem is when people forget morals they are bound to do something stupid or illegal. A code of morals is what guide communities. If one forgets moral than there's no sympathy left for that person.





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  Reply # 631127 27-May-2012 18:49

The person can just block your emails, use old school tech; like the phone or the door bell.




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  Reply # 631168 27-May-2012 19:36 Send private message

Emails can be easily blocked. It is not like someone phoning or visiting you daily.
I get many emails daily from India spamming me, often from the same companies. Not sure if that could be considered harassment.

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  Reply # 631175 27-May-2012 19:51 Send private message

just sick a collection agency on them




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