As anyone who uses email knows, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 had little effect on the volume or type of spam being sent in its first week on the US statute books, and one company says most spam sent this year so far was not compliant with the law.
Commtouch Software Ltd, which sells email security systems, said yesterday that, based on the spam it analyzed over the previous seven days, only 1% of it was compliant with CAN-SPAM, and that it saw no significant change in spam volumes.
Among other things, CAN-SPAM requires a working opt-out link and physical mailing address to be included in each email. Commtouch said it would continue to monitor compliance and publish the results.
This article is based on material originally produced by ComputerWire.