US Postal Service accused of spamming

The US Postal Service (USPS) has come under fire from antispam activists after a mass email campaign promoting a new web based post and shipping service was judged to contravene the US CAN SPAM laws.

The emails, promoting a new feature of the USPS 'Click-n-Ship' service, was sent to non-business addresses, and did not include a postal address or opt-out facility, according to email and anti-spam expert John Levine's anti-spam blog. As a US government organisation, the USPS is not generally thought to be bound by the terms of the CAN-SPAM act. Virus Bulletin : News - US Postal Service accused of spamming

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