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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