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Stop getting commercial Emails

About CAN-SPAM Act of 2003

The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003( Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) establishes requirements for those who send commercial e-mail. The law, which became effective January 1, 2004, covers e-mail whose primary purpose is advertising or promoting a commercial product or service, including content on a Web site. A "transactional or relationship message" e-mail that facilitates an agreed-upon transaction or updates a customer in an existing business relationship - may not contain false or misleading routing information, but otherwise is exempt from most provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act.

The law says the sender must provide a return e-mail address or another Internet-based response mechanism that allows a recipient to ask the sender not to send future e-mail messages to that e-mail address, and the sender must honor the requests. The law requires that commercial e-mail be identified as an advertisement and include the sender's valid physical postal address.

If the e-mails you are receiving are commercial in nature, they should contain opt-out mechanisms. If you receive a regular mailing, like a newsletter, the sender should have Unsubscribe information available at the registration site.




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Last updated: 08-10-2012
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