default Opt-in on checkout - GDPR regulations
Hello akademia, thank you for the feedback!
It sounds like MailPoet's behavior can be a bit confusing here.
MailPoet will pre-check the opt-in on checkout ONLY IF the subscriber is already opted-in to receiving marketing emails.
So it may be that the checkbox is pre-checked for you as an administrator simply because you are subscribed to your site's emails, and gives a misleading impression that the same would happen for everyone.
If a guest customer is checking out for the first time, and they have not opted-in to marketing emails before, the checkbox will not be checked for them. This complies with the GDPR regulation.
We're considering changing this behavior to keep the checkout opt-in checkbox unchecked at all times, but in the meantime - please let us know if this is helpful. Thanks!