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I received this message from my host. Maybe consider this and make IP.Board CAN-SPAM compliance if it isn't.

Also, since the unsubscribe instructions require a member to login to

unsubscribe, the mailing isn't in compliance with the one-click

unsubscribe CAN-SPAM rules. This link has a good description of the



You can add something like "Reply to this message with UNSUBSCRIBE in

the subject" to the future mailings to bring it into compliance.

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CAN-SPAM only applies to commercial messages. If you are sending your members a newsletter or other updates via IPB, you don't need to worry about strict compliance.

If you are using IPB for commercial advertising purposes (something it's not intended for) then yes, you will need to make some changes to comply.


If the message contains only commercial content, its primary purpose is commercial and it must comply with the requirements of CAM-SPAM. If it contains only transactional or relationship content, its primary purpose is transactional or relationship. In that case, it may not contain false or misleading routing information, but is otherwise exempt from most provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act.

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It's just a regular newsletter. I'll let the host know, but seems like they should've already know that as a host. They might be interpreting it as falling under CAN-SPAM. It would then be great if the possibility for an unsubscribe link existed that didn't require a login.

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