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Topic # 64726 21-Jul-2010 13:20
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Hi guys,

This anti-spam law passed in 2007 is somewhat confusing.

One of the exceptions include "inferred permission".  It means if the client you are contacting has their e-mail address posted on a website without any comment in regards to "no unsolicited e-mails", and you think what you are e-mailing them is related to their business, then it's OK?

Quite confusing really, would like some clarification in regards to the "inferred permission".

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  Reply # 354509 21-Jul-2010 15:39
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My understanding is inferred permission is gained from having done business or had contact with them in the past.

Appropriately I got one of these emails today from a company who had tried to sell us software in the past. I didnt want their spam, but as we had invited them for discussions around our software, I deemed this as having inferred permission.

However they had no opt out in their email so I gave them a bit of a blast for that and asked to be removed.

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  Reply # 354575 21-Jul-2010 18:28
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Hi Balchy,

Thanks for your explanation. Their video at the DIA is not all that clear.

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