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    Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    I just received an email from GMInsideNews ([email protected]) asking for my consent.
    Something about a new Canadian anti-spam law.

    Is this email legit?

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    I got one too, legit?

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    China bought Hormel, so I concur with the new anti-Spam.
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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    I have gotten those "consent" E mailers from ALL of my subscription E mailers including some I had forgotten about

    July 1, 2014—The law is now in effect.

    You can’t send a commercial electronic message if you don’t have at least implied consent.

    You have 36 months* to obtain express consent from your past clients or customers.

    You can now report spam.

    *This period ends if/when recipients indicate that they no longer consent to receiving your commercial electronic messages.
    http://fightspam.gc.ca/eic/site/030.nsf/eng/home
    from the GOVT of Canada website themselves

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    Yes this is legit. Admin notified me on the SS forums that all Canadian subscribers would be unsubscribed and would receive email notification informing them that they need to re subscribe following any directions on how to in said email. Or something to that effect due to new anti spam laws which are now in effect in Canada

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    ^Yup, same on Impala Forums. Got it the other day. I, as a US resident, though, still got the email.
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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    I'm assuming us non-Canadians can just delete this e-mail, correct?

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    I'm assuming us non-Canadians can just delete this e-mail, correct?
    No, if a non-Canadian user got the email they got it while on an IP that flags as Canadian. As a result they are on the same list that will be auto-unsubscribed and have to opt back in. When it comes to legislation we like to err on the side of caution. Sorry for the inconvenience to the non-Canadians out there

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    Weird. I don't live in Canada or post from Canada.
    Hmmm. I visited Niagara Falls in May of 2013 and may have posted from the hotel. Could that have done it?

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by HuJass View Post
    Weird. I don't live in Canada or post from Canada.
    Hmmm. I visited Niagara Falls in May of 2013 and may have posted from the hotel. Could that have done it?
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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by HuJass View Post
    Weird. I don't live in Canada or post from Canada.
    Hmmm. I visited Niagara Falls in May of 2013 and may have posted from the hotel. Could that have done it?
    Nope, I've never been to Canada while a member of any AutoGuide forum. Very strange. Maybe someone hacked me. Thanks, Obama
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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    I've only been to Canada one time and didn't have a phone or laptop with me and certainly wasn't on any forums. I got this email as well.

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    Being near the Canadian and U.S. boarder and logging into the forum could also affect this.

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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by GHull3 View Post
    I've only been to Canada one time and didn't have a phone or laptop with me and certainly wasn't on any forums. I got this email as well.
    Sorry, seeing your location & hearing you got the email was too funny.
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    Re: Received a consent email from GMInsideNews. Legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoStopN View Post
    Sorry, seeing your location & hearing you got the email was too funny.
    I'm calling Jack Bauer and CTU. This smells like a terrorist plot!!

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