97% of spam was not CAN-SPAM-compliant

MX Logic reported that one year after the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act went into effect, on average 97% of unsolicited commercial email over the past year failed to comply with the federal anti-spam law. On average, spam accounted for 77% of all email traffic in 2004. MX Logic has measured CAN-SPAM compliance each month since the law went into effect by examining a random sample of 10,000 unsolicited commercial emails each week. During 2004, monthly compliance ranged from a low of 0.54% in July to a high of 7percent in December.