Frequently Asked Questions
Which states require Opt-Out?Some bozos would have you believe that as long as there is an Opt-out mechanism that their bulk email is not spam. This is the lie that spammers perpetuate in an attempt to avoid prosecution under certain states spam laws. There are several states that are unwittingly legitmizing spam by including provisions for Opt-out Instructions. My question is this: What difference does it make if you can Opt-out of something or not when you never opted in to begin with?
Here is a list of the states that currently make spam containing Opt-out Instructions at least partially O.K.:
The author of this web site has done extensive research regarding the effectiveness of Opting-Out and found that 90% of the time (or better) opting out just resulted in more spam from other sources. Legitmizing spam by providing for opt-out instructions is just plain stupid.
Here are all of the states that currently have some type of spam law (in blue):