I thought this was an interesting post, originally linked to on Slashdot. If you’re curious about the effects that the Anti-SPAM Act will have, check it out. Doesn’t look like it will help much at all. Gotta love the power of marketing companies as lobbyists. The only hope (as mentioned by the second comment on the post) is that Congress will notice that it doesn’t help after it is passed and finally pass a law that will stop SPAM. At the very least, they should force spammers to include the text ADV in the email subject header such as the anti-spam laws in California do. This wouldn’t save bandwidth, but it will allow people to have an easy filter added to their mailbox to take out a huge chunk of SPAM.