An e-mail security software vendor reports that compliance with the federal Can Spam Act is at its lowest point...
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since the law was enacted in January.
MX Logic Inc., in Denver, Colo., scanned various samplings of unsolicited commercial e-mail and found that compliance with Can Spam dropped from 3% in April to 1% in May.
The company also found that only 15% of pornographic e-mails sent over the past month complied with a new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule requiring such e-mail to be labeled "SEXUALLY-EXPLICIT:" in the subject line. The FTC rule went into effect May 19.
The Can Spam Act stipulates that people who send commercial e-mails with fake subject lines or false sender addresses can be punished with prison terms. It also gives the FTC new enforcement authority and the option to set up a national "do not spam" registry.