|Countries across Asia have voiced their support to the actions of the quartet of internet service Providers of the ‘Can-Spam Act’.|
Microsoft, Yahoo, America Online and Earthlink, four of the largest players in the US, joined together last week to file six lawsuits against more than 100 people that they suspected of being professional ‘spammers’.
The United States is known to both receive and send larger amounts of spam emails than any other country in the world. Spam emails – unsolicited emails that offer anything and everything from health supplements to East European wives – now account for such a huge number of internet traffic that not are they only an annoyance but a very real threat to the continuing effective use of the worldwide web.
Australia and Singapore both have anti-spam legislation pending. Japan currently has statutes in place to fine spammers but is also pursuing a policy of end-user education. Malaysia is following a similar line of attack.