The Federal Trade Commission is training its legal guns on spam. On Tuesday, the agency plans to unveil an aggressive three-point program to crack down on unwanted commercial e-mail. The agency receives about 10,000 e-mails a day in a database it set up for consumers to forward their unsolicited mail.. . .
The Federal Trade Commission is training its legal guns on spam. On Tuesday, the agency plans to unveil an aggressive three-point program to crack down on unwanted commercial e-mail. The agency receives about 10,000 e-mails a day in a database it set up for consumers to forward their unsolicited mail. Since the database was launched in 1998, it has amassed 8 million pieces of purported spam, according to an FTC spokeswoman.

The spokeswoman would not comment on the specifics of the plan, but she did say it would involve "taking legal action" against those sending spam.