Bea Scott April 25, 2012

I don’t think we need laws in order to oppose or prevent the spread of spam. As far as regulation of spam is concerned, it was not successful due to its ongoing widespread in the net.

For me, the most feasible act to counter spam starts with ourselves. It has to be one’s attitude that counts most. Regardless of the fact that we know everything about spam but we do not put them into action, it would still be useless. Vigilant browsing, most specially when giving out personal information should always be observed once online. It’s time to act and let’s get united against spam.

George Caylor April 25, 2012

What I’d like to know is how these countries distribute spam domestically. Is India still number one for messages received in India? How much spam in the United States actually comes from the United States? Because that’s the only way these countries can police it. Otherwise you have to look at groups like Interpol to handle these spammers.

Jack Matthews April 29, 2012

Any piece of legislation is useless unless enforced consistently.

I used to market an email marketing software and most of those interested to sign up or purchase are interested in complying with laws and regulations. But, from time to time, a client comes in who’s just interested to send irrelevant messages, albeit harmless, to as many people as possible, regardless whether they’re CAN-SPAM compliant or not.

But they don’t sound very technologically proficient. In other words, they’re not very adept in eradicating their footprints in the net. It’s so easy to get these guys, if the government just use their (already existent) resources to track these people and made an example of.

But, number of people loud enough to lobby for the enforcement of those laws have not reached critical mass yet. It’s just like what Annette Benning’s character said in American President, “people care what [lobbyists] tell them to care”. It’s about time a consumer group lobby for us on this issue.

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