[AUUG-Talk]: ACA says that Anti-spam laws are working...
michael at paddon.org
Fri Jul 23 17:30:15 EST 2004
David Purdue writes:
> 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?
My figures for 2004:
Jul 4646 (projected, 3443 on the 23rd)
Doesn't seem to be getting any better to me. More than twice as bad as the
start of the year would be a fairer assessment.
FYI, the legislation substantially relies on mandatory unsubscribe functionality,
which is a well documented way of getting ON to spammers lists. Why even
the drunkest, woman bashing, travel rorting, warmongering, spin-doctoring,
weapons-of-mass-destruction loving, human rights abusing, war criminal
would think this would work I have no idea. Neither do I understand why any
of our honourable representatives thought the same.
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