3 Spam Legality
There are varying laws in different states and countries. Check Spamlaws.com
for information about your area.
New anti-spam legislation is currently in the works in the U.S.
Aside from the legality of it, it is against the Terms of Service of almost every ISP to use their servers or bandwidth to spam. This means that when you complain to a spammer's ISP, they may lose their Internet access (a good thing!).
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This bill was never passed. Spammers often lie about this in their e-mails, saying that by doing something-or-other to comply with regulations, this e-mail you are reading is not spam. Well, they're wrong and it is still spam.
Bill 1618 is a popular thing for spammers to mention when they are trying to discourage you from reporting them to their ISP or web host. Don't let it stop you.
Spammers love to do this. They will quote Bill 1618, or say that you signed up to be on the list; or you signed up with their business partners; or even that you posted your e-mail in a public place. If this is not something you specifically signed up for, IT IS SPAM!
None of those excuses legalize what they are doing. You should report them just like any other spam, only more so because they are trying to trick you.
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1. The Federal Trade Commission wants you to forward a copy of EVERY spam you receive to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. If the spam you receive asks for money through the U.S. Mail, the United States Postal Inspection Service, forward a copy at email@example.com
3. To report e-mails promoting medical products such as human drugs, animal drugs, medical devices, biological products, foods, dietary supplements or cosmetics, that you think might be illegal, forward the email to the Food and Drug Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Suspected fraudulent nonprescription drug spam can be forwarded to the Food and Drug Administration at email@example.com
5. If spam you receive touts a stock opportunity forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Nigerian "419" scams can be forwarded to email@example.com
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
- firstname.lastname@example.org is no longer working.
- None of these email addresses are good!!!
- email@example.com is an outdated email reporting the current one is Spam@uce.gov
- the email for the Federal Trade Commision is now firstname.lastname@example.org please update this page
- I ordered food from a U.K. website. Two days later I received an email asking me to update my information. Their website said it was a scam. A week later I received a bogus charge from Amsterdam on my credit card. They had no email number, website, phone number or products. The website I ordered from was RED23.
- THIS EMAIL IS NON FUNCTIONAL - PLEASE POST ANY OTHER IF YOU FIND ONE.
Nigerian "419" scams can be forwarded to email@example.com
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Just as you would promote any other legislation. Fax, write, or call your elected representative and express your wishes. Tell your friends to do the same. You can find all the contact information you need on the web.
And don't forget who is working for your interests and who isn't when it's time to vote!
Gigalaw.com, a website devoted to Legal Information for Internet Professionals, has created another website specifically addressing the CAN-SPAM Act:The CAN-SPAM Library
by newview edited by Sarah
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