U.S. House passes antispam bill
Source: Computer World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Government By a 427-1 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed an antispam bill that would prohibit commercial e-mail messages from being sent to recipients who have asked to be removed from the sender's distribution list. The measure would also . . . By a 427-1 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed an antispam bill that would prohibit commercial e-mail messages from being sent to recipients who have asked to be removed from the sender's distribution list. The measure would also prevent companies from sending out messages with inaccurate return addresses that make it impossible for recipients to unsubscribe from mailing lists. The bill's chief sponsor, Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) said passage of the act was the culmination of more than a year of coalition building after spam bills with similar intent became bogged down in Congress two years ago.

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