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Senate Bill S. 1618 Allows "Spam" to Come to Your Email Box As
Long As The Email Complies With the Law-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor:
unsolicited commercial email comes to you with the message at the
bottom that says:
This message is sent in compliance
with the new email bill section 301. Under Bill S.1618 TITLE
III passed by the 105th US Congress, this message cannot be
considered SPAM as long as we include the way to be removed,
Paragraph (a)(c) of S.1618, further transmissions to you by the
sender of this email may be stopped at no cost to you by sending a
response of "REMOVE" in the subject line of the email,
we really will remove you
not technically illegal, but is so widely despised that there has been
the wish on the part of a lot of email users that it would be made
This email message attempts to say that there has been federal
legislation that addresses the issue and defines some of the
conditions under which the Spam has been declared okay. It
is not true, however. There was such a bill in the 105th congress but the
language regarding "Spam" was removed before it was passed
by the Senate and the bill was never passed by the House of
Representatives. It never became law.
Spam experts warn not to respond to an unsolicited email. Many
of them don't have your email address. They may have had a bulk
mailing service send you the email and if you reply with a request to
be removed from their list, some of them will have your email address
for the first time and not only will not remove you, but will now
include your email address in their own records.
There are responsible businesses using email. The most
responsible will never email you or put your email on a mailing list
unless you've requested it. Also, responsible businesses will
usually send the email from an email address that is easily identified
as theirs and will include information in the email that reveals who
they are and how to contact them either via email or a website.
They will also offer you an opportunity to be removed from their email
list. Businesses that are not so responsible use random,
temporary email addresses, do not include any information about who
they are or how to contact them directly, and even though they offer
an opportunity to be removed from their email list, many of them don't
honor that. If they do include a phone number or address, it is
frequently a voice mail, not a direct, live connection.
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