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  1. This is a STUPID law and only a moron would support something this stupid. Legitimate businesses are NOT the main source of spam. At worst, people receive very manageable amounts of unsolicited emails from legitimate businesses offering real products and services. The vast majority of spam comes from shady organizations and people that will laugh and ignore this nonsense piece of crap legislation. This law is a money grab. Wake up. The winners are lawyers and the government. The losers are … everyone else. Businesses that can afford to abide by this ludicrous law will eventually pass the additional expense of online marketing on to consumers. Fire the politicians that enacted this piece of shit law immediately.

  2. Beth Anne says:

    I was advised that in addition to emails, those of us who interact through social media must also post a caution on our pages saying something like “Canadian law requires that I advise you that in “liking” or following this page you are giving your consent for my posts to appear in your news feed. If you wish to discontinue receiving my posts at any time, you may do so by unsubscribing. To “unlike” this page, hover your cursor over the “Liked” button A drop down menu will appear. Choose “unlike” from the options offered.”

    It’s kind of a pain in the butt but I do believe it will have a positive effect on the amount of unsolicited email we receive.

    • Hi Beth,
      So, you were advised to put this on your blog? On my blog once they enter their email at their own will, they then have to confirm that they did that and will be receiving blog posts. At the bottom of the post it says if they wish to unsubscribe to click here..etc. Was it a lawyer that advised you? I might look into this more. Thanks Beth.

    • I just read your comment again and realize you are also talking about Facebook. From what I could tell it was only commercial ie: selling a product or service. I’m asking around the PF community for feedback. 🙂

  3. Perhaps the Canadian government’s anti-spam law may help other countries to implement a similar policy. I also have been seeing the e-mails and I’m glad I’ll be getting less marketing e-mails from the Canadian companies I do business with.
    Unsubscribing from the company e-mails you don’t want to receive may not always work but I’ve seen a huge reduction over time because I’ve used the unsubscribe option.

  4. I’ve been wondering about this. If someone follows my blog via email, do I need to resend them an email to get them to reconfirm under the anti-spam legislation? Something that has been on my list to look into and July 1st is coming up quick. 😮

    • It says commercial but if you are selling something you might want to look into it but that’s a good question. I’m going to say no but if you hear anything different let us know.

  5. I think it will at least reduce the number of spams you receive from Canadian advertisers, but I don’t think it will have a big impact for me because 1) like you said, they can’t do anything to advertisers that are from outside of Canada and 2) The spams that come in my main inbox are the ones that officially had my consent (I’m using Gmail and it’s pretty good in filtering spams and sending them to junk folder immediately).

  6. I think this anti-spam law would lessen the spam flood. It’s really awful to receive all the spam messages that we received every day. I read some news on the internet talking about this anti-spam law in Canada, that the companies need a consent from their customers before they are allowed to send them messages either emails, text and even social media accounts.

    • I know spam really is awful however if we could get other countries on board it would make things easier. It’s just getting out of control so when is someone going to step in and do something about it?

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