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Reported to House amended, Part II (06/05/2001)

Anti-Spamming Act of 2001 - Amends the Federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for intentionally transmitting ten or more unsolicited commercial electronic mail messages (messages) to one or more protected computers in the United States, with the knowledge that such messages are accompanied by or contain materially false or misleading information as to the identity of the initiator.

Allows a provider of Internet access service to bring an action against a person using such service to commit a violation of this Act. Allows certain statutory damages under such an action.

Directs the Attorney General to prescribe marks or notices to be included in electronic mail that contains a sexually oriented advertisement in order to inform the recipient of such fact. Provides penalties for not including such marks or notices.

Requires the Attorney General to submit to Congress a detailed analysis of the effectiveness and enforcement, and need for modification, of this Act.