The term "spam"
refers to any unsolicited e-mail. These spam e-mails will offer
goods or services, promise great deals, or tell of schemes to
get-rich-quick. Frequently however, these promises are hoaxes
designed to scam you out of money and can range from annoying,
to harassing, to offensive. Spam is a problem for several reasons:
it is an invasion of your e-mail privacy, it can clog even the
fastest of mail servers (because many spammers send out thousands
or millions of e-mails at a time), and spamming, left unchecked,
slows down the access time across the entire Internet.
There is hope.
Legislation is being introduced to congress that would punish
those who send unsolicited e-mail. In several states, companies
that have been the victim of spam attacks have sued the spammers
and won, frequently awarded millions of dollars in damages. Please
support this legislation for Georgia. Let your congressman know
that you don't want your Internet speed decreased, your privacy
invaded, and your e-mail services to be hampered, all because
If you receive
unsolicited e-mail of any kind, it is important that you forward
the messages to us as soon as possible so that we can deal with
the problem. Forward the message (or send an e-mail) to: email@example.com