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ISP-Planet: Can We Win a War on Spam?

Apr 05, 2000, 05:02 (2 Talkback[s])

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"The Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection last week approved the Unsolicited Electronic Mail Act of 1999 [H.R. 3113]. Dubbed the "Can Spam Act," the law aims to end the problem of unsolicited commercial e-mail. The bipartisan bill (sponsored by Representatives Heather Wilson (R-NM), Gary Miller (R-CA), and Gene Green (D-TX)) was introduced to the House in October 1999."

"The Act is in addition to and not in lieu of any other provisions of States' law relating to the transmission of e-mail messages. So ISPs will want to be familiar with the statutes already on the books in California, Connecticut, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington. With 11 other states working on anti-spam laws, it pays to know your state legislators."

"Should the federal bill become law, it would require an accurate return address on UCE and make it illegal to continue spamming someone after the individual requests to be removed from a distribution list."

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