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WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Bernama-Kyodo) -- E-mail offers an affordable way for people to reach one another with rapid speed and reliable delivery.
Taking advantage of this new capability to reach consumers, businesses are increasingly engaging in a practice known as "spamming" -- sending unsolicited e-mails, often in bulk, to consumers without their prior request or consent.
Spamming also produces problems for Internet Service Providers (ISPS) with the flood of E-mails tying up their network bandwidths and also hurts their reputations because customers blame their ISPs for the unwanted e-mails.
Unlike sweepstakes entries and retail advertisements, consumers have no means to halt spamming, while there is little or no cost to the spammer to send the message.
A large portion of unsolicited e-mails is pornographic in nature, with the e-mail …