University of California, San Diego
February 11, 2004
The federal government recently passed the CAN-SPAM Act, designed to control unwanted electronic mail. This law took effect on January 1, 2004.
Mail sent by the University with the primary purpose of promoting the University's commercial products or services (including athletic events, music performances, licensing opportunities, publications, membership solicitations, etc.) must comply with this Act.
Messages sent to provide information about the University's undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree-granting programs are not subject to this Act. Advice should be sought before sending bulk mail regarding any program that may involve commercial products or services and may be considered outside of regular campus curriculum.
The Act primarily requires
- MESSAGE IDENTIFICATION (you must state that the message is an
- OPT-OUT OPPORTUNITIES (include a return e-mail address or URL link to
- VALID RETURN ADDRESS (the e-mail address the message is sent from must
Details of UCOP advice regarding complying with the CAN-SPAM law may be found at:
If you have further questions about compliance for purposes of a planned mailing, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.