Cisco CloudCenter: Get the Hybrid IT Advantage


Definition - What does Murkogram mean?

A murkogram is a specific kind of email that includes a privacy disclaimer based on a proposed (but never enacted) U.S. law that would have governed how spammers can operate. Technically, the disclaimer on the murkogram has no actual legal power, and is irrelevant to the legality of the email message.

Techopedia explains Murkogram

In 1999, a U.S. senator named Frank Murkowski proposed “S.1618 Title III” or the Inbox Privacy Act, which was supposed to be attached to certain telephone-related legislation. This would have required unsolicited commercial email messages to include things like the sender's name and address, telephone number and Internet address, as well as an opt-out selection for receivers. The bill never passed, so the verbiage at the bottom of some spam emails that references it does not really mean anything, but it has become effective in stopping consumers from complaining about certain types of spam messages. Regardless, most types of murkograms are now illegal due to other laws that have been passed since then.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.