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How to comply with SPAM laws

Q & A: How can I comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003?


Clear identification of the message as an advertisement or solicitation.
Opportunity to decline further messages from the sender.
A valid postal address.
A valid header & subject line.

Up to 5 years imprisonment
Up to $11,000 in fines per incident
Forfeiture of Property

What is a zombie

A “Zombie” is a computer that is unknowingly being used to transmit SPAM.

Viruses and SPAM go hand in hand. To avoid detection, spammers send their emails from a distributed network of unknown computers. Spammers & Virus Authors get together and you end up with a worm in your email that is sending SPAM to everyone in your address book.

SPAM: The best defense is to understand

Technology alone cannot stop junk mail - nor can governmental intervention - and neither can we.

There are a variety of ways that you might end up on a spammer’s mailing list; there are various methods they use to send you spam. Your best defense is to understand the nature of spam and choose the best strategy based on your environment and internet usage habits. The trick is to get rid of the spam without losing legitimate email.