CAN-SPAM is an acronym for Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing.
What is the Can-Spam Act of 2003 and why was it passed?
CAN-SPAM is a law created in 2003 that establishes the rules for commercial email and messaging, gives people the legal right to have a company stop emailing them, and states the penalties for those to break the law.
What does can-spam do?
CAN-SPAM provides protections like:
- Prohibits the use of deceptive or misleading information and subject lines
- Requires identification (like a return email address) in emails sent out
- Emails must accurately identify the business sending the message
- Emails must state they are advertising
- Provide a way to opt out of emails
- Remove opt-outs within 10 business days
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