CAN-SPAM increased spam from 60% to 80%

Legalization of bulk e-mail due to CAN-SPAM has increased spam from 60% to 80% of ALL TRAFFIC.

For companies that offer offshore “bulk advertising” servers, business is booming. A survey from Stanford University estimates the global cost of spam in terms of lost productivity to be at 50 billion $ and 17 billion $ in the US alone. CAN-SPAM does give prosecutors some leverage to go after the merchants – but it must be proved that they knew, or should have known, that their wares were being fed into the illegal spam chain.

Can’t say that us geeks didn’t tell you poli-types “I told you so.”
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