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When does signing up becoming "opting in"?

AmyVernon (1832298) writes | more than 2 years ago

Spam 2

AmyVernon (1832298) writes "This piece from RWW got me thinking about whether when you sign up for access to a site whether you're actually signing up to get a slew of email spam from them. The single opt-in is still really popular and I've noticed that because I often check the box that requests that I NOT get further emails from a company or publisher.

I always assume that giving my actual email address means I'm going to get spam-type emails from whomever. Still surprises me that most people don't. But it does raise a good question: Shouldn't you be able to sign up for something without automatically being signed up for a never-ending stream of "updates"?"

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You sign up when (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37434780)

you tick "I Have Read and Agree to the Terms and Conditions", which you haven't, and include a clause stating that you forfeit your soul.

Re:You sign up when (1)

AmyVernon (1832298) | more than 2 years ago | (#37435130)

So THAT'S why I got that certified letter from NYTimes.com last week?
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