Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Maryland Anti-Spam Law

A new anti-spam law goes into effect in Maryland today. This makes 26 states that have some type of law in place that tries to limit unsolicited commercial e-mail. These statistics from the article are a little staggering:
U.S. consumers received more than 140 billion spam messages in 2001, according to a report last week by Jupiter Research. Spam accounted for 46 percent of the 261 billion e-mail messages sent last year. An estimated 645 billion spam e-mail messages will be delivered by 2007, Jupiter said in its report.
Someone mentioned on a web design forum I visited earlier today that they receive 200 spam messages an hour. That's an even more staggering statistic.