Re: Dubious or legit? Claim of "Can Spam" Complience.
Spam N Scams Reporter
SpamCopNews.5.myspamgobbler at spamgourmet.com
Sat Dec 11 09:23:52 EST 2004
> I actually got a spam that 'appeared' to be in compliance with
> the "Can Spam" act. At the tail of the spam they had a section
> that said "US Can Spam Compliance" where they posted a postal
> address of both the company being advertised and the company who
> was spamming for a fee; a phone number, a FAX number, their
> "Customer Service" email address and a web address for "removal."
> Probably dubious but it appeared that they were trying to comply.
> Since it was sent to my throwaway Hotmail account (knowing better)
> I still tried their removal link. It claimed and promised that no more
> "offers" will be sent to that address, although it will take 48 to
> 72 hours to process the request.
> It is the first time in a year I have seen an attempt to even
> look like they were at least trying.
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something similar. You can create an address for each that will allow
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