Thursday, August 5, 2021

Brian Morrissey

Missouri Files First Spam Suits

Missouri's attorney general announced on Thursday the first lawsuits under that state's new anti-spam law. The suits, filed in St. Louis City Circuit Court, stem from the anti-spam...

DMA Delays E-mail Guidelines Again

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has again delayed the release of e-mail guidelines from its subsidiary, the Association for Interactive Marketing (AIM). "We're still working on them,"...

Gates: Spam Must Be Stopped

The spam problem has gotten so bad that it threatens to overwhelm e-mail as an effective communications medium, according to Microsoft founder Bill Gates. In an open...

The Threat of Eternal Spamnation

While the spam problem receives plenty of press coverage and popular attention, the real challenge for marketers is finding new ways to engage customers increasingly wary from...

AOL Files Spam Suits

America Online has expanded its legal assault on unsolicited commercial bulk e-mail flooding its 27 million members' in-boxes, filing a handful of lawsuits against spammers the company...

Senate Anti-Spam Bill Introduced

U.S. Senators introduced a bill designed to crack down on the growing problem of unsolicited bulk e-mail on Thursday, giving further evidence that a federal role in combating...

Anti-Spammer Claims Court Victory

Maryland anti-spam activist Francis Uy claimed victory in his quest to out a Maryland man he says is responsible for huge quantities of unsolicited bulk e-mail, after...

Calif. Spam Bill Passes Committee

The California Senate inched closer to significantly tightening state laws targeting spammers Monday, when a Senate committee passed a bill that would fine e-mail marketers for each...

AOL: Spam Problem Is Getting Worse

Just two weeks after reporting progress in its war on spam, AOL told e-marketers that spam levels had doubled in the last six months and the AOL...

Spitzer Claims Victory in War on Spam

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer hailed a decision by a Manhattan Supreme Court to enjoin accused spammer MonsterHut from falsely representing its e-mail marketing messages. Justice Lottie Wilkins' ruling forbids...

Spam’s Cost To Corporate America: $9 Billion Last Year

Rebutting a recent finding that spam is not a drain on worker productivity, San Francisco-based market research company Ferris Research has estimated that unwanted commercial e-mail cost...

Are Pop-Ups Doomed?

With the rollout of the latest version of its browser, Netscape joined a band of Internet service providers and Web publishers catering to users' dislike of pop-up...

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