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German neo-nazi UBE, and CAN-SPAM

Spam: Reg: German hate mail spam attack stuns experts: ‘Mailboxes in Germany and the Netherlands were flooded yesterday with spam containing German right-wing propaganda. Spammers used the Sober.G virus – a mass mailing worm that sends itself to email addresses harvested from infected computers – to spread their messages as widely as possible.’

The one good thing about this is that it might help some people realise that spam isn’t all about porn and commercial email; any kind of mail can be spam, including political speech.

However, this may be a bit late for the US, since CAN-SPAM explicitly does not regulate political spam. ah well, you live and learn, I suppose. ;)

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