This document provides recommendations on how Unsolicited Electronic Messages (UEM) and Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM) should be handled within the State of Qatar. The aim of this document is to promote optimal use of electronic means and reduce the burden of UEM on both individuals and organizations within the State of Qatar. It also aims to reduce the burden to those affected by UEM generated from within the state of Qatar.
The types of UEM that are prohibited and the necessary conditions for sending CEM are specified in these guidelines. The document should apply to any person sending or causing to send UEM or CEM originating from within the State of Qatar. It also applies to UEM or CEM entering the State of Qatar. This document covers email and SMS and does not cover Fax, Instant Messaging, Internet Pop-Ups or Voice telemarketing.