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It's also a violation of the CAN-SPAM act: http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus61-can-spam-act-complia...

If I try to unsubscribe from an email list and am presented with a login prompt, I report the sender as spam without an instant of hesitation or regret.

No it's not. There is nothing in the CAN-SPAM act that requires you to allow unsubscribing without logging in.

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