California schools and other recipients of unsolicited bulk eMails in the Golden State would be able to sue spammers for up to $1,000 per message under a bill signed last month by outgoing Gov. Gray Davis. But experts say this latest anti-spam law and similar measures across the country stand little chance of reducing the number of junk messages clogging eMail in-boxes.

Even if the California law, scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, passes expected court challenges, it's still unlikely to stem the flow of spam, according to legal and eMail experts.


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