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Privacy Uncle Sam could become "Uncle Spam" if the government follows through with plans for creating an "official U.S. e-mail box" for every address in America, say industry executives briefed on the proposal. . . . Uncle Sam could become "Uncle Spam" if the government follows through with plans for creating an "official U.S. e-mail box" for every address in America, say industry executives briefed on the proposal.

The ruckus began earlier this week, when the U.S. Postal Service disclosed that it was exploring the e-mail idea.The government would use the e-mail addresses to send driver's license renewal forms, tax documents and other materials that would normally be sent by snail mail.

And Americans would visit two mailboxes every day -- the ones outside their homes and the ones inside their computers, said Deputy Postmaster General John M. Nolan.

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