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US anti-spam law fails to bite

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US anti-spam law fails to bite

The much-hyped Can-Spam act apparently has very little impact on spam so far. US e-mail filtering firm Postini said the Can-Spam Act had only made a slight dent in the amount of unwanted mail. It found spam accounted for 79% of all e-mails it processed in January, down from 80% in December 2003. Critics of the US law had predicted it would do little to stop spam and may even encourage some businesses to start sending unsolicited messages.

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