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

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.

HOW TO: Remove Hidden Data in MS-Office® documents

When you create a document in a MS-Office® application (ie. MS-Word®, MS-Excel®, MS-Powerpoint®), it retains all of the modifications you’ve made during the creation of the document. It does this so that you can restore to a previous revision if need be, collaborate with others, etc. While this is a nice feature while you are editing a document, you might not want to include this content in the final product.

How To: Microsoft Outlook Mail Merge

As with everything else with computers, there are a dozen different ways to do anything. Most of them are for more complicated than they need to be. Using the step-by-step instructions provided in this document, you will learn an EASY way to merge your contacts from MS-Outlook® into a MS-Word® document.

For the sake of simplicity, we are creating address labels.

Software Version Required:
MS-Office® 2002


Some Web sites store information in a small text file that they save on your computer. This file is called a cookie.

What types of cookies are there?
A first-party cookie is originated by the website that you are viewing, while a third-party cookie is originated by a different site – perhaps another site linked to the site you are viewing – or maybe a site relative to a pop-up advertisement that displays on your computer.

What purpose do cookies serve?
A first-party cookie allows you to edit customization features of the website (your local weather for instance) or specify your preferences for viewing the site. A third-party cookie usually provides some type of content (usually an advertisement) on the website that you are viewing.