Opt-out or the right to object

What is an opt-out?

Definition of Opt-out

Opt-out is the right to object. In France, the sending of unsolicited e-mail is authorized in a professional context, provided that the purpose of the e-mail is logical in view of the recipient’s position within the company. However, the recipient must always have the option of easily unsubscribing from a mailing list or emailing.

The notion of opt-out is to be contrasted with that of opt-in.


As opt-out advertising emails are accepted for companies (not individuals), ALTOSPAM does not consider this type of email as spam.

Glossaire Opt out

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