New Spam Law in Texas

By Deane Barker on August 25, 2003

Texas law to block misleading spam takes effect Sept. 1

“Unsolicited advertising must carry the note ‘ADV:’ in its subject line, and messages with sexual material must say ‘ADV: Adult Advertisement.’ Backers of the law hope those notes will help Internet service providers and spam-filtering software remove spam before it gets to recipients.

Violators can be fined $10 for each mislabeled, unsolicited e-mail message, up to $25,000 per day.”