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linkedin.com violating CAN-SPAM Act ?

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , , , — abbe @ 2209
Dear Ashish,

On XXXX n, XXXXX XXXX sent you an invitation to become part of XXXXX XXXXX's professional network at LinkedIn.

Your invitation will expire soon! Follow this link to accept XXXXXXX XXXXX's invitation.


Signing up is free and takes less than a minute.


> To: Ashish Shukla [XXXXXXX@XXXXXXX.XXX]
> Subject: Invitation to connect on LinkedIn
> Ashish,
> I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

The only way to get access to XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX's professional network is through the following link:


You can remove yourself from XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXX's network at any time.


The pending expiration of your invitation is an automatic process triggered by system maintenance. This is the only email message you will receive from LinkedIn about the expiration of this invitation from XXXXXXX XXXXXX.

© 2007, LinkedIn Corporation

Above is the message which I received from LinkedIn.com couple of times. And in this message, there is no way, I can opt-out. So I think this is the violation of CAN-SPAM act which is discussed on ilugd list last month. Anyways, IANAL…:-D



  1. I don’t Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India has any CAN-SPAM analogue. So you have no choice but to fight in US courts with US lawyers who will need money through YOUR nose.

    Comment by edwinhere — 20080904 @ 1007

  2. Lets hope, that some one will sue them (and other so called “spammers” :)) for the better of others. I thinks the actual spammers are much better than them, at least they’re not asked by your friends to spam you :-D.

    Comment by आशीष शुक्ल — 20080904 @ 1112

  3. Since Linkedin has a US address, they fall under the US Can Spam act and can be nailed by the Federal Government.

    LinkedIn Corporation
    2029 Stierlin Court
    Mountain View, CA 94043

    Domain Name: LINKEDIN.COM

    Comment by John Smith — 20080906 @ 2225

  4. It seems to me that Linkedin is deliberately trying to run itself into the ground.

    No customer service response, no explanations before or after so-called upgrades, plus a systematic elimination of communication tools.

    What is this, the Bush administration!!!!!!

    Comment by pinker — 20080907 @ 1052

  5. I’m against spam as much as the next gal. I checked the LinkedIn account settings and under “Receiving Messages” you can change your account to “No Email” and read the messages on the website. Hope this helps.

    Comment by Derina — 20080917 @ 0519

  6. Thanks for your comment.

    Good, but it seems you didn’t get my point. I’m not subscribed to the
    LinkedIn.com service, so they don’t have any profile for me, so no
    account settings page, where I can opt-out for ‘Receiving
    Messages’. And BtW, this opt-out for the humans/bots who haven’t
    subscribed to the service yet.

    Comment by आशीष शुक्ल — 20080917 @ 0937

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