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Change default state of MailChimp subscribe

Marek shared this idea 2 years ago

As stated here: https://www.lawdonut.co.uk/business/marketing-and-selling/marketing-and-advertising/your-email-marketing-and-anti-spam-law

QUOTE: "Specific consent requires some positive action by the subscriber. If an individual omits to deselect an opt-in box you have pre-ticked on (eg an order or enquiry form), that is not a specific consent. If they specifically tick the opt-in box or you make it clear that by entering his email address in a field they are opting in, these are positive acts for this purpose."

It's not consent if a user fails to de-tick a preticked form.

Therefore we need the ability to set the MailChimp subscribe form to de-ticked as default.

Comments (1)


Hi there,

I'm pleased to advise that in WHMCS 7.5 an option was added to change the default state of the Marketing Email option. The Require User Opt-In is located under Setup > General Settings > Other tab.