Google Groups Complies With CAN-SPAM FCC Policy
By on March 19th, 2010

Out here at Techie Buzz, we have been using Google Groups to communicate a lot within the team, however, quite recently Google Groups started adding a message to the footer of the first message sent out to subscribed email addresses, which is similar to the one below.

To unsubscribe from this group, send email to groupname+unsubscribegooglegroups.com or reply to this email with the words “REMOVE ME” as the subject.

The new addition is most probably an introduction to comply with the FCC Spam policy, which mandates companies/corporations to add a unsubscribe link or notice to the bottom of every email which is sent out by them.

If users receive mass-mailers and do not see an unsubscribe link, they can report the company or email to FCC at their CAN-SPAM website, which will then take due action and fine the said company.

Google Groups seems to have been complying with the unsubscribe policy for the past few days, but it looks like their team did it in an hurry since they messed up the Grammar in the unsubscribe notice. The text should have been “send an email”.

Did the FCC rap you too hard, or was it just something your spell/grammar checker missed out on? By the way, we do have a list of several online grammar and readability checkers which could come in handy.

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