FTC: where spam goes off to die

Tuesday, 5 November 2002, 1:03 PM EST

Sex swindles, credit card cons, dubious diet plans, drugs to grow hair and other body parts -- if it arrives in an unsolicited e-mail, the Federal Trade Commission wants it.

Since 1998, the Federal Trade Commission has asked people to forward any and all spam to a special e-mail address: "uce@ftc.gov."

Consequently, the FTC now has the most complete spam database in the world, a collection of over 20 million missives containing the solutions to all human wants and woes.

But what do they do with all that spam?

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