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How can I help make a difference?First off, explore the rest of this site and make sure you've done everything you can of the techniques that are listed here.
The range of things any person can do about spam can be classified into one of four major areas.
PersonalThe personal things you can do about spam include never responding to it, filtering it out of your e-mail, and complaining to providers about it. All of these things are covered elsewhere on this site, and we sincerely hope you take our advice to heart.
PoliticalAnti-spam activists have been lobbying the US government since 1997 for a law against spam. Sad to say, despite a 427-1 vote in favor of the CAUCE-sponsored HR3113 in July of 2000, the US wound up with quite a bad anti-spam law in 2003. One of the things you can do if you're an American is to join CAUCE and add your voice to our efforts. We're up against some pretty large business interests, so every person counts.
If you're not an American citizen, check out CAUCE's international partners, listed on the right-hand side of our home page. If you are in a country without a national anti-spam organization, write us and we'll try to put you in touch with other anti-spammers from your homeland.
Legal18 US states now have laws regulating spam to one extent or another. The best resource for legal and practical information about these laws is The SpamCon Foundation Law Center.
There are also steps you can take to assist the US government with enforcing existing laws that are broken by spammers.
BusinessChances are, you've got a job or you know somebody who owns their own business. Many businesses are experimenting with e-mail as a sales and marketing tool as the Internet becomes a bigger part of our everyday lives. Help keep the businesses in your life from becoming spammers by showing them this site and especially our information for marketers.
Scott Hazen Mueller / E-mail me