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From: "Trade Me"<email@example.com>
Subject: Lowest prices on Trade Me Motors hurry!
We have never signed up to Trade Me nor ever (surprise, surprise) purchased anything from Trade Me. We have no commercial relationship with Trade Me. Nor is the message "relevant to the recipient's business, role, function or duties in a business or official capacity." The e-mail (business) address may have been harvested from a public web page.
I had hoped we were protected by NZ legislation at least from NZ spammers? Or being so big does Trade Me consider it is exempt from having to abide by NZ law?
There is a weasel phrase at the end of the e-mail: "If you have received this e-mail without registering on Trade Me no further action is required." I can see no "accurate information about the person who authorised the sending of the message and a functional unsubscribe facility" as is required by the NZ Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.