DCSmooth Posted February 12, 2004 Share Posted February 12, 2004 Since CAN-spam went into effect, I've thankfully received much fewer UCE messages. But about half of the ones I'm receiving now appear to do a *SLOPPY* job of complying with the new law. I'm somewhat confused what still constitutes reportable spam anymore because of this. The most obvious example of what I'm talking about is the postal address requirement of CAN-spam. I get many UCE messages now that end with what at first glance appears to be a garbled line of random words and characters. But at closer inspection, it's a postal address with all of the spaces between the words removed and several random periods added. For example, here's an actual one that I received today verbatim: 92256Oakhurst.vannista-37745.UA One I received yesterday was worse, with decimal points randomly placed in the zip code and street address, and spaces added in the middle of some words, such as "av.En Ue". CAN-spam also required opt-out instructions and non-deceptive subject lines. So, here's my question: When I get a UCE message with a vaguely worded link to "Forget it" as an option to Opt-Out, a subject line that reads simply "Big?" which vaguely hints at the advertised subject matter, and a postal address in a difficult-to-interpret format as described above, DO I REPORT IT TO SPAMCOP? Or would I just be annoying someone somewhere with an unneccessary report for an e-mail that (arguably) complies with the law? Thanks in advance, Dan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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