Planet Spam

Bulk commercial e-mail: Where does it come from? Where is it going? What can you do to stop it? A Salon Technology special report.

By Salon Staff
Published April 17, 2000 4:00PM (EDT)


MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2000

Tasty spam
If companies served up e-mail right, consumers would beg for it,
says Hans Peter Brxndmo, founder of Post Communications.
By Lydia Lee


TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2000

Damn spam!
Not only does it clutter up your in box, but even
when you say yes, you'd like to make $20,000 in
your spare time, nobody answers.
By Janelle Brown

Virgin spam
In which we offer up sacrificial e-mail addresses and are spurned by the bulk e-mailing gods.
By Lydia Lee


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2000

Can spam be canned?
Internet service providers spend millions fighting spam each year, and they're not expecting much relief from a federal anti-spam law now headed for the House.
By Damien Cave

States outlaw spam
At least 18 states have enacted or are working on legislation that would impose stiff penalties on commercial e-mailers who engage in unsavory e-mail tactics.
By Damien Cave


THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2000

They know where you live
While you're busy bickering about what happens to your data online, the post office is selling your new address to junk mailers.
By Katharine Mieszkowski


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