Can-Spam Act: Limiting Spam

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The CAN-SPAM Act (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) sets requirements for commercial emailers, and gives consumers an option to stop spam (unsolicited commercial email) that is sent to them, and establishes penalties for violators of the law.

CAN-SPAM ACT PROVISIONS

The Federal Trade Commission provides information about the CAN-SPAM ACT at their website, https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/can-spam-rule

AVOIDING SPAM

The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov in partnership with other federal agencies.

To find out what to do about unwanted text messages and email, see the Federal Communications Commission’s guide: “Spam: Unwanted Text Messages and Email”,  http://www.fcc.gov/guides/spam-unwanted-text-messages-and-email

To report spam or file a complaint, visit the FTC’s Spam website, http://onguardonline.gov/articles/0038-spam/#report

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SOURCE: Federal Trade Commission, OnGuardOnline.gov
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: March2017