The Regulation Of “spamming” Under U.s. Law

Unsolicited commercial electronic mail – commonly called “spam” - is the practice of sending bulk solicitations that were not requested by the recipient. Spam has become increasingly unpopular and several technical and legal tools have been implemented in order to fight it. In particular, the recently enacted CAN-SPAM Act introduces strict regulations and penalties regarding spam.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Why is it Called “Spam”?
Why is Spam so Unpopular?
Are there any Technical Tools to Fight Spam?
What does the Law say?
What are the Penalties For Violating the CAN-SPAM Act?


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