Anti-spam laws are working

Thursday, 22 July 2004, 7:39 AM EST

Several major spam email companies have stopped sending offensive unsolicited messages to Australians in the three months since tough new regulations were introduced.

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) said while it was unsure of the exact number of companies which had stopped sending spam, there had been a dramatic reduction in such messages since the Spam Act was introduced in April.

"The ACA's initial focus was on spammers allegedly sending high volumes of offensive unsolicited material including pornography and marketing for products such as herbal Viagra," ACA acting chairman Dr Bob Horton said.

At The Age.

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