Countries take up battle against runaway spam

  • 2003-08-07
  • Mark Baker
RFE/RL PRAGUE - Spam — unsolicited commercial e-mail pitching everything from easy money to rapid weight loss and better sex — is the bane of Internet users around the world and growing out of control. It now accounts for approximately half of all e-mail messages sent every day — up from 10 percent just a couple of years ago. Experts believe spam threatens the very existence of the Internet and claim that, if left unchecked, it could effectively kill off e-mail as a means of communication. The European Union looks set to take the lead in restricting junk e-mail this year, but its efforts ma...
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