*&#! SPAM

We’ve had email a long time now, aren’t there supposed to be laws against sending spam?

img-spamYes, in January 2004 a federal anti-spam law went in to effect in the U.S titled the CAN-SPAM Act and it:

  • Regulates commercial email
  • Establishes requirements for commercial messages
  • Gives recipients the right to have you stop emailing them, and
  • Spells out the penalties for violations.

While this obviously hasn’t done a thing to stop spam, it did make it illegal and a step in the right direction.