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Online Unsolicited, commercial bulk–junk E-mail. See Mail list, USENET.
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(14.) See id.; Written Testimony on Behalf of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail, Ray Everett-Church Before U.S.
In June 2003, Microsoft filed 15 suits against marketers--13 in the United States and 2 in Britain--for sending millions of misleading, deceptive, and unsolicited commercial e-mails to account holders and for causing the company to process improper e-mails, delaying or adversely affecting the subscribers' receipt of legitimate e-mail.
* In California, unsolicited commercial e-mail must include a toll-free number or return e-mail address that allows the recipient to opt out of further e-mail.
Under a substitute bill approved by voice vote today, the legislation was tweaked to require senders of "spam" -- unsolicited commercial e-mail -- to include physical business addresses in their messages, as well as their originating e-mail addresses.
All current indications suggest that the CAN-SPAM Act will be confined to regulation of unsolicited commercial e-mail and is not intended to regulate messages from religious, nonprofit, or political organizations sent pursuant to the tax-exempt purposes of these groups.
The growth of unsolicited commercial e-mail, otherwise known as 'spam', is worrying and might even damage e-commerce and the Information Societyo Erkki Liikanen said.
The proposed legislation would require unsolicited commercial e-mail messages to be labeled and to include opt-out instructions and the sender's physical address.
All unsolicited commercial e-mail will be included in the measure.
"At present, none of the legislative proposals currently being considered in Congress contain the measures we recommend; rather, they repeat many of the legislative mistakes that have exacerbated the unsolicited commercial e-mail problem, permitting it to grow to the epidemic proportions it has reached today." This statement comes from a letter signed by leaders of Junkbusters, the Consumer Federation of America, the National Consumers League and others.
Its nemesis is "spam" (the name comes from a Monty Python movie), also called unsolicited commercial e-mail, or UCE.
Another concern among consumer groups like the Telecommunications Research and Action Center (TRAC) is that unsolicited commercial e-mail (commonly known as "spam") is out of control and needs to be regulated by the Federal Trade Commission.
Stop unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) by tracking down a letter's origin and reporting the sender to his/her Internet service provider (ISP).