Technology / Email / CAN-SPAM: Federal legislation governing unsolicited commercial email that went into effect on January 1, 2004. This law does not prohibit unsolicited commercial email, but it does regulate how it must be sent. Lawmakers intended to protect the end user and to make prosecution of spammers easier.

Suppression List

Technology / Email / Suppression List: A list of email addresses kept by a single organization that should not be mailed to any longer. Usually owners of the addresses on the list have specifically requested inclusion. Required by CAN-SPAM MORE

Suppression File

Technology / Email / Suppression File: A list of email addresses you have removed from your regular mailing lists, either because they have opted out of your lists or because they have notified other mailers that they do not want to receiv MORE

Email Harvesting

Technology / Email / Email Harvesting: An automated process in which a robot program searches Web pages or other Internet destinations for email addresses. The program collects the address into a database, which frequently gets resold to s MORE

Relationship Email

Technology / Email / Relationship Email: An email message that refers to a commercial action -- a purchase, complaint or customer-support request -- based on a business relationship between the sender and recipient. Generally are not covered MORE