|Every day, millions of people receive
dozens of unsolicited commercial e-mails (UCE), known popularly as "spam."
Some users see spam as a minor annoyance, while others are so overwhelmed
with spam that they are forced to switch e-mail addresses.
Junk e-mail is more than just annoying, it
costs Internet users and Internet-based businesses millions, even
billions, per year. Junk e-mail is "postage due" marketing; it's like a
telemarketer calling you collect. The economics of junk e-mail encourages
massive abuse and because junk e-mailers can get into the business very
cheaply, the volume of junk e-mail is increasing every day.