FCC Bans Only Some Email Spam

FCC Bans Only Some Email Spam


The FCC yesterday ruled to ban incoming wireless emails sent to your mobile phone from your carrier domain. This does not affect normal emails from any other account outside your carriers network as well as SMS text messages. In the end this really doesn’t stop any text message spam sent to your mobile phone or PDA, it just closes a loop hole in the CAN-SPAM act.

“By prohibiting all commercial messages to wireless phones and PDAs absent affirmative consent from the consumer, Americans can now use their wireless devices freely, without being bothered by unwanted and annoying messages,” FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell said in a prepared statement for the Washington Post.

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