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Why use USPS to Deliver Demand Letter when email is available

A Florida HOA is in breach of contract: the next step is to send a 'demand' letter seeking actionable remedy. There is a history with HOA of using email: is there any compelling reason to send the ...
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Florida Law: Can email be used in place of USPS to receive notifications \ messages?

I travel a lot and can not rely on USPS mail. How could I substitute an e-mail address for a USPS physical address, with respect to a legal matter in Florida small claims court?
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How to fulfill the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when receiving emails

Suppose, a scientist is planning to publish a paper, and his email address will be printed on it. I'm wondering, if the European General Data Protection Regulation would be relevant in that case. ...
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Regularly receiving a stranger's emails

From time to time I receive emails intended for someone else with a similar email address. This has been going on now for years and in the meantime I've gotten a pretty good picture of this person. I ...
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Using GDPR against cold-call marketing emails

I recently received a "cold-call" email from a salesman to my professional email address, which is in the form firstname.lastname@company.com. The firstname is a very formal version unlikely to be ...
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GDPR and Query String Variables

I have a project where a customised email is sent out to clients and there is a link that takes them to a landing page, with a form, that currently gets populated by way of query string variables e.g. ...
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Is this service legal?

This service, "Find Email Free", offers to collect email addresses from its users, and then share them with the users. It seems not only morally wrong on several moral grounds, but also shockingly ...
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GDPR: event registration form and email communications

I need to set up a registration form for an event in which the main communication channel between the registered users and the organizers is the e-mail. E-mails could be sent before, during and after ...
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Deducing and using an email address under GDPR

I was recently contacted on a work email address by a recruiter, working from a private recruitment agency. I have had no prior contact with this recruiter or agency before this. The work email ...
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Is accepting to receive emails as part of user terms legal in GDPR?

If I run a webshop selling DVDs, could I put in my user terms (that you have to accept to register) that I will be sending you emails about other movies on a regular interval. Would this qualify as ...
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Do marketing emails require consent?

I am getting spammed with marketing emails from Tough Mudder. Their unsubscribe link takes me to a page where I have to either accept the fact they will send me emails or unsubscribe from everything, ...
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Autoresponders and GDPR - do they comply with the law?

Would it be GDPR compliant to have an autoresponder request opt-in permission? For example, a customer makes an enquiry by sending an email to the company in question. The company in question then ...
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Does GDPR apply to announcement/technical emails?

I work on a SaaS website offering both free, and paid subscriptions to B2C customers. On it, I collect statistics, and emails(subscribed and double-opt-in users only) As far as newsletters and ...
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Is it still legal to include an invitation based service in a program after GDPR?

I just started a cross-platform mobile application within users could invite other people to join as new users. The invitation would require the existing user to enter the new user's name (not ...
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Can a journalist publish emails sent to him/her by a diplomat at a foreign country's embassy, obtained while undercover, without infringing copyright?

Let's say the emails contain no personal or secret information, but merely state the diplomat's interpretation of his/her country's position on an issue.
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Requirements for using email as evidence

Someone told me you can "just send an email to yourself" as a means of proving non-disclosure, copyright, resolving disputes, etc. What I'm specifically wondering is whether this requires you to use ...
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Are you liable to your email signature regardless of email address?

This question is related to this case. As far as I understand, email address (the domain) is like the letterhead. Email sent from an unofficial domain is not official. For example, if I send an ...
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Can I legally forward a work email to my personal email?

In the EU, am I legally allowed to forward an email containing a conversation with my coworkers / bosses (no confidential information) to my private email address?
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Is it legal to send “test” emails to verify if an email address exists?

Basically, email servers will send a bounce email if the email address does not exist. This can be used to check if an email address is valid (no bounce = valid). I have written a script to perform ...
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Can I be sued for failing to secure an email I didn't request?

I work for a company that services schools across the US and we receive email communications from them all the time. On occasion I receive emails with blocks such as the following in their ...
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Privacy policy for a non profit emailing list?

I am have recently created a website, where users can supply their email to receive mock programming briefs, once a day, for 32 days. I would like to know what I need to include within a privacy ...
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The landlord sends advertising with email to tenants, does this count as spam for legal purposes?

Every time I pay rent on time I get an email from my landlord/rental company about some “deal” from a local random company as a “reward” for paying on time. They are rarely good deals from my ...
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Organization's prerogative to impose confidentiality of personal-business email [duplicate]

Personal-business email sent from a corporation typically contains a statement at the end saying that the message confidential, and is intended for the named recipient. Some will further state that ...
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Can I process the e-mails from my own e-mail account to make statistics?

I'm working on a project for a company and I’m not sure if it's legal. I've made a system that automatically analyses my e-mail account and then displays statistics like: -Most common senders -Most ...
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Is it illegal to add emails from my LinkedIn connections to my email marketing campaign?

I am going to launch a new website. I have around 1000 email addresses from my LinkedIn connections. (When I backup my connections I can get the email address.) Would it violate any laws to send a ...
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GDPR Legislation and user invites by email

I want to understand what the implications are for user emails with the onset of GDPR. It's a bit of a strange question but here is the scenario. We run a Software as a Service platform when a user ...
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Legality of mass email situation

I am launching a business directed towards college campuses. I know the email address format of the first college I will be launching at is firstname.lastname@college.edu . Basically, I would not have ...
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Mailing bot illegal? [Social Experiment]

Hope I am in the right place for this type of question. I am a developer that would like to start up a little project that is kind of a social experiment. The idea is that I setup a mailing bot with ...
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Authenticate an email

I have received an email from Mr. A. In court Mr. A denies sending this email saying that I am making up with everything. How can I prove that this email was sent from Mr. A?
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How could the NYT obtain emails?

Considered posting on skeptics or politics, so please let me know if this should be moved. Donald Trump Jr. recently posted the email exchange between him and Rob Goldstone to his twitter feed. ...
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Is it illegal to access another's saved email account from a personal computer?

Let's assume Gerry has a laptop and she lends it to Sarah. Sarah logs into her email account on Gerry's network, does some work and hands it back without logging out of her email. Does since Gerry ...
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Can we use client email addresses for marketing?

I work in a small design agency and we are launching a new product soon. What laws govern our ability to email our past clients about this news? When we work with clients we don't ask for their ...
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Is compromising a user considered legal if it is to inform them?

Today my mother received an email from herself, containing the following message This is an automated message by an email validator. If you are receiving this email it means that your email ...
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Written evidence vs terms of service

Me: from Europe Company A: from United States of America I signed up for a service from company A. A stated in their written e-mails to me that I would get a full refund when the service they ...
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When and where can email be used in court and attorney communications? (US)

Pretty broad question, but I'm curious: When and where can email be used in court and attorney communications in the US? I know that email and forms of online identity are not at such a technological ...
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Does CAN-SPAM apply for emails sent on behalf of users?

If there were a service/website that allowed a user to send invites to email addresses for the purpose of joining the user on the service/website, would that fall under the domain of the CAN-SPAM act?
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If an email I received mentions that copying or forwarding is forbidden, can I still legally do so? [duplicate]

If an email I received mentions that copying or forwarding the email is forbidden, can I still legally do so? For example, here is a typical disclaimer some of the emails I received contain: If ...
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How to authenticate text message, screenshot (and other electronic content) as evidence in court

I've just spoken with a lawyer who said we can make a transcript of a text message and put their "seal of approval" to verify that I received it and it wasn't tampered with. However they are unable ...
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Sending 1 email as invite to generated emails

I did some research regarding this question but all I could find was that email have to contain From, Subject forms etc and unsubscribe links/button. But how about if I want to send an invitation to ...
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Sending a mass email to schools from list for company

I'm working on a product that is aimed towards schools, there was a email list online for plenty of schools. Am I legally able to send a mass email to them promoting and telling them about our product?...
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When is an email message admissible evidence?

I am a parent who is pursuing a special education impartial hearing without a lawyer. I have learned (in the hearing) that I can question district employee A about an email message I sent to that ...
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Does a boilerplate “This email is private” message have any legal force?

I get quite a few email messages with text like: IMPORTANT WARNING: This email (and any attachments) is only intended for the use of the person or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain ...
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Is audio/video release form necessary for videos submitted voluntarily over email?

I am working on a project that requires me to email subscribers asking for video testimonials of our product. We will of course be using the testimonials for advertising, and this will be clearly ...
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Could anyone sue spammers?

After reading this article about the lawyer who sued companies solely because they sent him spam, I was wondering if anyone could follow his steps and do the same thing, and how one would do so. (I ...
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Cancel accounts someone else created using my email address

I have somebody that uses my email address to sign up for many services. Often I get an order confirmation email with this person's actual street address, or other more private pieces of information, ...
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What is the legal definition of an “as of” date in the banking world?

My American Express credit card account is being sold to Barclaycard because JetBlue was not able to "reach terms" with American Express. JetBlue has been sending communications via email that this ...
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My school have monitored my emails - I sent a distasteful email. Can I get in trouble?

I live in the UK. I recently sent an email to a group of my friends (only close friends) about an incident that has happened recently at my school through the school email (which operates through ...
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Do email and SMS marketing laws prohibit a single invitation message if a person you know provides your phone number or email?

The CAN-SPAM Act and TCPA provide regulations governing what email and SMS messages you can send to people and how you can send them. Email marketing requires opt-in, as does SMS marketing. Email ...
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Left Job with all acounts, etc. with personal email

I have worked at a startup company for the past year, and I have decided to leave the company after a rough end. The company was basically falling apart, everyone was fighting with each other and the ...
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Laws for citizens sending spam emails

Here's the situation. I am a mildly frustrated college student waiting to see my grades from a college institution. I have a code script that can send 100s of emails a minute, to said college ...