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The High Cost of Spam, Part I

The latest issue of PC Magazine (July 9, 2003) informs us that spam is getting expensive. Not the canned meat, but the junk Emails that fill our inboxes.

According to findings by Nucleus Research, unsolicited commercial Email--spam--costs U.S. companies an average of $874 per employee per year.

To get relief from the influx of spam, Ian Campbell, chief executive officer of Nucleus, says that instead of turning to anti-spam technology, we may get better results turning to the courtroom and to Capitol Hill. He recommends calling or writing your congressman to complain about the problem, especially since Congress is considering several anti-spam measures this session.

This is especially important at this time – Spammers are in support of all the legislation before congress, all of which legalizes spam, but creates an “opt-out” program for those not wanting it.

But experts say that if these laws pass, spam will pour in like you’ve never seen it. I highly recommend contacting your congressional representatives and encouraging them to make any spam illegal.
     
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