Hey, It’s Spam

Hard on the heels of the ineffective Can Spam Act in the USA, their Federal Trade Commission has introduced a new rule to require spammers to tell you they are sending you porn! As if subject lines like ‘fdh insitant hardons hgg’ and ‘ssc longlasting erectgions apb’ didn’t give the game away!

“A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule requires pornographic “spam” (unwanted e-mail) to carry the words “Sexually Explicit” in the subject line. It also requires sexually explicit e-mail to include a valid physical postal address for the sender, as well as a clear method of opting out of future e-mails. Internet experts generally discourage you from ever clicking on a link to opt out. “

Yeah, that’ll help.

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