School leaders might have an easier time trying to filter sexually explicit internet spam from their students' and staff members' computers, thanks to a new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule that went into effect May 19.

According to the new rule, unsolicited commercial eMail that contains sexually oriented material must include the words "SEXUALLY EXPLICIT" in the subject line.

The rule also bars graphic images from appearing in the opening body of the message. Instead, the recipient must take some action in order to see the objectionable material,


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