Spam Mail Message from the Federal Trade Commission

This information was taken from the Federal Trade Commissions web site. When you receive unwanted spam mail at your Lotus Notes account, please continue to send it to [email protected] as you have in the past, but also send it to the web site [email protected]. This way, the federal government, as well as our own technicians, can monitor the large volume of spam we receive on campus. Thank you for your assistance.

"Do you receive lots of junk email messages from people you don't know? It's no surprise if you do. As more people use email, marketers are increasingly using email messages to pitch their products and services. Some consumers find unsolicited commercial email - also known as "spam" - annoying and time consuming; others have lost money to bogus offers that arrived in their email in-box.

This website has information about the Federal Trade Commission's recent law enforcement actions against deceptive commercial email and spammers' responsibilities under the CAN-SPAM law. In the "For Consumers" section, you'll find tips on how to reduce the amount of spam email in your in-box.

If you get spam email that you think is deceptive, forward it to [email protected] The FTC uses the spam stored in this database to pursue law enforcement actions against people who send deceptive email."