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I'm trying to locate montana law concerning unwanted email from another private party.

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Specifically which laws apply in this situation.

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Generally, it is not against the law to send someone an email that does not want it. However, if the emails amount to harassment, then that is a different story. Under section 45-5-203, Montana law prohibits threats made to intimidate someone into doing or not doing something, or threats that make someone fear any retaliation for a lawful act. Also, section 45-5-221 says that It is illegal to cause someone “reasonable apprehension of bodily injury,” actual bodily injury, or damage to one’s property “with the intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend” because of a prejudice against the person’s race, creed, religion, color, national origin, etc. Thus, you may just need to get a protective order if you believe that you are being harassed in general from your local courthouse.

You may also want to consider just writing a cease and desist letter. Lawyers use letters like these often to enforce their client’s rights. Here’s a website that has a good template (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation.

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