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In some countries and certain
U.S. states there are laws in place that prohibit spamming or certain types
of email abuse. There are also laws in place that prohibit extreme email abuses
in USA and Canada as a whole.
If you believe that you
may be able to initiate legal action against a spammer, you should first attempt
to get restitution from them. To do this, track down the spammer's postal address
so that you can send a demand letter and if necessary, serve legal process upon
them. There are a number of tools available to help you in this regard:
When you send the demand
letter, ensure that you request a return receipt. If there is no response from
the spammer, then at least you have made the first step towards legal action.
For information on your
rights, the laws regarding spam in your area, and prior spam-related cases,
consult the links below: