Consumers have become adept at sorting wanted e-mail from unwanted spam.
The state attorney general files the first two suits under Missouri's six-week-old anti-spam law.
California adds a tough spam law, but enforcement of existing laws has proven tricky.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: The DMA doesn't define spam, nor say whether opt-in should be the industry standard in the e-mail guidelines it suppressed.
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.
The class action accuses the ad server of abetting a deceptive advertising scheme that used fake computer error messages to lure site visitors.
A new Harris Poll finds that four out of five Internet users want spam outlawed, but many are starting to get used to it.
A spammer is offering a purported advertiser database of the paid search company. FindWhat says it will stop him.
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.
The software giant files 13 U.S. lawsuits and two in the UK, alleging the defendants flooded MSN and Hotmail users with deceptive spam.
UPDATE: DoubleClick finds e-mail marketers' open and click-through rates continued to rise in the first quarter, despite the spam onslaught.
Interactive marketers must overcome customer wariness in the wake of the spam deluge, says e-mail expert Hans Peter Brøndmo.
UPDATE: MSN's Hotmail begins using HTML-blocking technology to foil spammers from verifying e-mail addresses.
The home state of AOL enacts a law that would levy steep fines and possible jail terms to bulk e-mailers using fraudulent means.
The new Web mail service will target fed-up Hotmail and Yahoo! users looking for a spam-free alternative.
UPDATE: The CAN-SPAM act would give consumers, federal and state authorities more ways to take aim at unsolicited bulk e-mailers.
A Maryland anti-spam activist accused of harassment by an alleged spammer claims victory.
UPDATE: The bill would fine e-mail marketers $500 for each piece of unsolicited commercial e-mail.
The mega-portal rolls out a buffed-up version of its SpamGuard filter for its e-mail users.
The world's largest ISP tells e-marketers the spam deluge has intensified, making AOL mull stricter e-mail policies.
The NAI's new e-mail group will gather anecdotal information from consumers whose legitimate messages have been blocked by over-aggressive e-mail filters.
The upcoming version of Microsoft's popular e-mail program boasts anti-spam features that could give legitimate e-mail marketers headaches.
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