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Those Bulk Email Blues

If you've been on the Internet for any length of time, the odds are excellent that you've received unsolicited email announcements and advertisements. These messages vary widely: one day you might receive information about a get-rich-quick scheme, the next an ad for an Internet service providerShow full article

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Stop Spam at Its Source

Suppose you belong to a simple lakefront beach club, where you and some neighbors jointly contribute dues to maintain the beach and docks. Now suppose that, several times a day, a rapidly moving caravan of several thousand vehicles zoomed across the beachShow full article

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Damn That Spam!

All right, I'm angry. I'm fed up with spam (junk email, sometimes known as unsolicited commercial email), and I'm almost as fed up with the hopelessness of the current methods of stopping itShow full article

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Washington State Outlaws Spam

Washington State Outlaws Spam -- According to a Seattle Times article, Washington State Governor Gary Locke last week signed into law a bill that aims to reduce unsolicited commercial email, better known as spam (see "Damn that Spam!" in NetBITS-003, or search for "spam" in the NetBITS search engine)Show full article

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TidBITS Sues Spammer

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Responding to Spam

Nearly two years ago, I wrote an article in TidBITS-347 called "Those Bulk Email Blues," which outlined issues surrounding unsolicited commercial email ("spam"), and how to respond to those messages. Although much of that article remains relevant, times have changedShow full article

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Washington State Anti-Spam Law Found Unconstitutional

On 14-Mar-2000, King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson ruled Washington State's 1998 anti-spam legislation unconstitutional under the interstate commerce clause of the U.SShow full article

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Email Spam: The Bandwagon Plays On

As the Internet has evolved to provide ever more opportunities to separate fools from their money, the number of people trying to do just that has also increasedShow full article

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Email Spam: The Bandwagon Plays On, Part 2

TidBITS has published a variety of articles about how to deal with unsolicited commercial email (UCE), more commonly referred to as "spam" (see "Responding to Spam" in TidBITS-442)Show full article

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More Tools to Combat Spam

After my recent two-part article on spam laws (see "Email Spam: The Bandwagon Plays On" beginning in TidBITS-528), many readers wrote privately and to TidBITS Talk with requests for practical informationShow full article

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Spam Damned in Washington State

Last week, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously struck down last year's ruling from King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson that Washington State's anti-spam law was unconstitutionalShow full article

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When Spam Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Spam

Spam is known to the law as "unsolicited commercial electronic mail," or UCE, and is usually defined as email in which someone is trying to sell someone else a product or service, or otherwise part recipients from their moneyShow full article

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