Brian Morrissey - Article Archives - Page 1

Consumers Get Spam Savvy

October 13, 2003
Consumers have become adept at sorting wanted e-mail from unwanted spam.
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Missouri Files First Spam Suits

October 10, 2003
The state attorney general files the first two suits under Missouri's six-week-old anti-spam law.
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Spam Laws Easy; Enforcement Harder

September 24, 2003
California adds a tough spam law, but enforcement of existing laws has proven tricky.
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Report: ISPs Block 17 Percent of Legit E-mail

August 12, 2003
The false-positive rate declines slightly in the first half of the year but remains high, according to figures from e-mail delivery company Return Path.
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DMA-Delayed Best Practices Skirt Spam, Permission Issues

August 8, 2003
EXCLUSIVE: The DMA doesn't define spam, nor say whether opt-in should be the industry standard in the e-mail guidelines it suppressed.
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DMA Delays E-mail Guidelines Again

August 1, 2003
EXCLUSIVE: The long-awaited e-mail-marketing guidelines are shelved, as some say the Direct Marketing Association is part of the problem, not the solution.
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DoubleClick Hit with Deceptive Ad Suit

July 22, 2003
The class action accuses the ad server of abetting a deceptive advertising scheme that used fake computer error messages to lure site visitors.
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Poll: Spam Annoyance Leveling Off

July 17, 2003
A new Harris Poll finds that four out of five Internet users want spam outlawed, but many are starting to get used to it.
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FindWhat Pursues Scammer

June 27, 2003
A spammer is offering a purported advertiser database of the paid search company. FindWhat says it will stop him.
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Gates: Spam Must Be Stopped

June 25, 2003
In his second spam message in as many days, Microsoft's Bill Gates says spam is a serious problem but the federal government should tread carefully.
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Microsoft Launches Legal Blitz Vs. Spammers

June 17, 2003
The software giant files 13 U.S. lawsuits and two in the UK, alleging the defendants flooded MSN and Hotmail users with deceptive spam.
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Report: Spam Hasn't Hurt E-Mail Marketing

May 29, 2003
UPDATE: DoubleClick finds e-mail marketers' open and click-through rates continued to rise in the first quarter, despite the spam onslaught.
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The Threat of Eternal Spamnation

May 19, 2003
Interactive marketers must overcome customer wariness in the wake of the spam deluge, says e-mail expert Hans Peter Brøndmo.
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Hotmail Targets Web Beacons

May 8, 2003
UPDATE: MSN's Hotmail begins using HTML-blocking technology to foil spammers from verifying e-mail addresses.
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Virginia Seeks Jail for Spammers

April 30, 2003
The home state of AOL enacts a law that would levy steep fines and possible jail terms to bulk e-mailers using fraudulent means.
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Mailblocks Launches Web Ad Campaign

April 28, 2003
The new Web mail service will target fed-up Hotmail and Yahoo! users looking for a spam-free alternative.
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AOL Files Spam Suits

April 15, 2003
The ISP targets spammers it claims have sent a billion unsolicited messages to its members.AOL Accused of Collateral Damage in Spam War
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Senate Anti-Spam Bill Introduced

April 11, 2003
UPDATE: The CAN-SPAM act would give consumers, federal and state authorities more ways to take aim at unsolicited bulk e-mailers.
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Anti-Spammer Claims Court Victory

April 8, 2003
A Maryland anti-spam activist accused of harassment by an alleged spammer claims victory.
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