[AUUG-Talk]: ACA says that Anti-spam laws are working...
John.Dalton at varrqnuht.net
Fri Jul 23 12:00:53 EST 2004
David Purdue wrote:
> According to The Age
> (http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/22/1090464779848.html) the
> Australian Communications Authority says that the new Anti-Spam laws
> have dramatically reduced the amount of spam we are all recevining.
> Has anyone noticed?
To be fair to the article, it doesn't actually say that. It says
there's been a dramatic reduction in spam sent by Australian
operators. This is probably true, but has very little real effect as
spam originating here was always nothing more than a drop in the ocean.
The spam problem is getting worse daily for me. In my personal mail
account I currently have 868 messages filtered as spam since about
midday yesterday. I've deleted somewhere around another 250 by hand.
Mine is not a typical scenario in that I have a domain with a catchall
email address arriving in that account, plus a chain of old email
addresses going back several years which are all still eventually
redirected to me.
But certainly it's reached the point where it's vastly decreased the
usability of email for me. I'm planning to kill off all those old
addresses, then start using signed messages and a whitelist to filter
mail I want while treating everything else as suspect to begin with.
That's fine for me, but not much use for my mum unless I want to start
managing her email for her too.
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