Which is correct, opt out of or opt out from and why?

Eg. This customer has opted out of this programme OR This customer has opted out from this programme

Both prepositions are used in Wikipedia:

  • Google suggested the creation of a unified approach for opting-out from taking part in Wi-Fi-based positioning systems.

  • People are able to opt out of receiving any offers from U.S. national credit bureaus.

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    Welcome! Please edit to show what you've found already, why you think that one might be more "correct" than the other, and what shade of meaning you want. This is not really different from "they moved out of/from the neighborhood" or "he drove out of/from the city" May 9 at 20:37
  • FYI--"of" is much more common than "from": books.google.com/ngrams/…
    – jimm101
    May 11 at 16:57

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Either one is correct, since "opted out" is the main operating part of the phrase, not "of" or "from."


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