Home » Archives » Reverse Email » Email Spam & Scams » CAN-SPAM Compliance

CAN-SPAM Compliance

Most email users have received spam, that is, unsolicited messages to multiple recipients. In 2004, the United States enacted a law to punish spammers who violate a set of practices. The CAN-SPAM (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing) Act outlines three basic rules for legal spam:

Spammers who violate these practices can face fines of up to $250 per message, or even jail time.

Email Finder has put together a white paper outlining the aims of CAN-SPAM and how to avoid being targeted by spam mail, which you can find below:

CAN-SPAM Compliance

Under CAN-SPAM, email users are obligated to report violating spam to the Federal Trade Commission. Consumers can reduce their own likelihood of receiving spam by choosing an unusual email address (they're more difficult for spammers to guess), using spam filters and anti-spam software, and sharing personal email addresses only with friends, family, and clients. Internet Service Providers, but not individual recipients, have the right to take private action against spammers.

By reporting spam to the FTC, users help not only themselves but businesses who may be unaware that employees are sending illegal marketing messages. Just email [email protected] with the spamming email address, and report it to your ISP.

Email Spam & Scams