Opting Out of Spam is Difficult

Posted on April 27, 2004

Tom Spring, a Senior Writer for PC World, recently ran a test to see how difficult it is to opt of spam emails now that the CAN SPAM law is active. Unfortunately, he found that opting out of spam emails is not a simple matter and many firms are not complying with the CAN SPAM law. He reported that it took him "four weeks, five phone calls, and 25 minutes" to remove himself from a My Sony membership rewards program. Spring continued more tests where he subscribed a new email address to dozens of email newsletters. But even after unsubscribing from all the lists he continued to receive email messages from several of the firms.

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