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Wired: Spammers Forced to Tell the Truth

Feb 21, 2000, 03:41 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Oakes)

"A Colorado legislative committee has passed a bill that would require spammers to tag unsolicited email with a special subject line.

'[Senders must] use the exact characters 'ADV:' ... as the first four characters in the subject line of an unsolicited commercial electronic mail message,' reads the so-called Colorado Junk Email Law, House Bill 1309."

"The House Business Affairs and Labor Committee passed the bill Thursday by a vote of 10-2, strengthening the law by adding politicians and nonprofit organizations to the list of those who must use the label in their promotional email. The bill goes next to Colorado's full house for debate."

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