Spam You Very Much

By Scot Petersen  |  Posted 2003-12-22 Print this article Print

Spam You Very Much

Spam-filled in-boxes caught the attention of everyone, including lawmakers and Internet access providers.

Rivals Microsoft, America Online Inc. and Yahoo issued a rare joint announcement in April pledging to join forces in the fight against spam. They promised anti-spam technology and advocated better, more responsible customer communications.

Spam reaches 60 to 80 percent of all corporate e-mail accounts, according to some estimates, but the CAN-SPAM (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003) bill passed by Congress and signed by President Bush late in the year wont go nearly far enough, experts said.

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