[thelist] Can Spam Act of 2003

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Fri Jul 19 16:34:28 CDT 2013

Yes, I understand that tracking down and prosecuting spammers is next to impossible.  Also, the only people who genuinely are concerned with rules and ethics are commonly not the major, serious offenders. People with ethics live in fear of being caught, whereas the other batch doesn't care much, knowing that they can get away with it.

In looking through my spammers, scam artists folder I found a couple in which the spammer does all the usual marketing/spammer techniques in making it vague, sending it out to unaddressed recipients, i.e.

Dear Sir,
Hi there,

Then of course the icing on the cake is that he/she/it includes a confidentiality line in the signature. In that they are participating in an act of SPAM, would you think that honoring their agreement can be construed as binding and legal as they haven't even taken the time to address you as a real live human being? How can you make an agreement binding when you don't even have identified particulars?



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On 07/19/2013 02:50 PM, Robert Lee wrote:
> 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

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