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Is a LinkedIn Connection Consent for Email Marketing?

Mobilize Mail, is a local ESP (email service provider) and it is important we know the DIA’s interpretation of Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. We recently requested their insight on ‘consent’ via social network membership.

All About Spam

It is five years since the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 came into effect, so it is a good time to go over what it is all about. Spam is the generic term for the electronic commercial email, fax, and mobile or smart phone text (TXT) and image-based messages you receive without having requested them.

Latest NZ Spam Alerts Now Available on Twitter

Our very own New Zealand Anti Spam Compliance Unit of the DIA (Department of Internal Affairs) are now on Twitter according to their latest press release. Their twitter profile is called AntiSpamInfoNZ and it has been created to share information as part of the DIA’s pubic education programme. The latest scams will be broadcasted on the twitter profile along with other useful information for compliance and spam avoidance.

The Anti-Spam Law – Essentials To Be Aware Of

Most of us probably know about the “SPAM” problem by now and attempts to deal with it through the Unsolicited Electronic Message Act. SPAM clogs up the Internet, disrupts email delivery, reduces business productivity, raises Internet access fees, irritates recipients, and erodes people’s confidence in using email. None of us want to receive it, but…

Easy-to-Use Anti Spam Flow Chart

See link below – this is a fantastic flow chart for understanding the Anti SPAM Act. Click here Thank you to Rick Shera who is a Partner of Lowndes Jordan for allowing me to link to his awesome creation!

NZ Anti SPAM Act – Do you know why we have it?

“Junk war rages on despite spam act” “NZ Anti-Spam Law Seen as Ineffective” and on and on…. One thing that still bugs me to this day is most people (who should know better) in  the email marketing/ISP sector believing that the NZ Anti-SPAM Act will somehow magically reduce the amount of SPAM Kiwi’s will receive….

Printed Media and the Anti-SPAM Act

I almost fell off my chair with laughter after reading this press release on scoop today. Below is an extract of the press release. “New Zealand’s largest printing services company, PMP NZ Limited, predicts the introduction of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act will boost an already buoyant unaddressed media market, and provide great opportunities for…

DIA received 155 complaints from the public

“The Government’s anti-spam team received 155 complaints from the public about spam e-mails during the first week that the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act was in force.” That’s quite a good effort when you think that most consumers would not even be aware of the NZ Anti-SPAM Act. The real effort for the DIA is determining…

What information should I keep about consent and for how long?

“What information should I keep about consent and for how long? ” Below is the data our Mobilize Mail system captures for each subscriber. The subscriber data is kept in our system for as long as the client is with us. I recommend you keep the same amount of information as well – it might…

This is NOT How you Get Consent!

Sending Opt-out Reconfirmation Emails No… No… No…!! You cannot send an email to your subscribers saying: If you do not wish to receive emails from “AMCE”, please reply and type UNSUBSCRIBE in the Subject Line. That is not getting consent!! That is called Opt-out and it is not permitted as stated in the Unsolicited Electronic…