I personally see it the same as you do; If I didn't ask for it, it's spam (and I certainly won't do business with these companies). But I believe you are correct that there is in fact no actual rule saying they can't send unsolicited mail, only that they must provide an opt out, etc. Rob Lee -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 3:41 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Can Spam Act of 2003 For years I've been operating under the belief that spam is unsolicited (commercial) email and I thought the Can Spam Act of 2003 interpreted it this way. In my mind, all that proposal crap that you didn't sign up for that finds its way into your inbox is, was or should be in violation of the Can Spam Act. I got a little curious earlier today and as I read deeper I see that it doesn't state that they may not infiltrate your inbox, only that they must comply with various, hard to enforce, rules which include providing an easy opt-out mechanism. Feedback? Interpretation? -Bob -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !