There’s only one working day before the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act comes into force.

I’d be really interested to know if the amount of spam in your inbox reduces dramatically on 5 September 2007.

My prediction is a big fat NO!

All that seems to be happening to me lately is heaps of mail informing me that the Spam Act is coming in to force and I need to confirm my request for information. In some cases this is more contact than I’ve had from these lists all year…I exaggerate…but you get the idea.

Let me know if your spam decreases, would you?

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5 thoughts on “Spam Act update”

  1. You are being very prolific! I hope you are not writing in your work time, no wait I am at work so you can’t be…

    Nice to see you ranting and raving 🙂

  2. How could you say such a thing Francis! Of course I’m not doing this in work time! Truly. I’m spending on average 90 minutes a night doing this 🙂 I’m what you might call obsessed!

  3. And still you miss the point:

    “While the government does not pretend this new law alone will solve the spam problem, it will enable us to fight New Zealand-sourced spam and enter into international agreements concerning international enforcement of anti-spam legislation, sharing of information between national enforcement agencies, and the pursuit of cross-border complaints concerning spam.”

  4. I’m not sure whether I should be pleased that you are responding personally to a lowly blog such as mine.

    Either my blog is considered really important in the scheme of things, or you have nothing better to do with your day than google your name and see what comes up.

    I’m not missing the point.

    The point is that this bill will NOT stop SPAM – no matter how many international agreements you enter into. Most spam is probably coming from countries that won’t abide by an agreement whatever form it takes. And how much SPAM is generated in New Zealand currently? Probably very little.

    What this act is going to do is restrict legitimate businesses from promoting products and services online and via email. A lot of products are promoted virally – this will be restricted behaviour under the SPAM Act – unless permission is first sought – which kind of negates the purpose of a viral campaign.

    I am positive I’m still going to be getting messages encouraging me to buy drugs to make my willy bigger for the rest of this year, and in the years to come. This Act is not going to stop that.

  5. I’d like to confirm your big fat NO! My spam email is alive and well and most annoying. So if I do get New Zealand based spam…who do i call? Spambusters?

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