It was an interesting chat, where we discussed about how effective this act can be, knowing that the majority of spam comes out of the U.S. and some Asian countries. Those people are not interested in our laws and they completely disregard order anyway.
But Richard made a point that this is a good start, the start of something larger, including the collaboration of other countries, by making it clear that we do not tolerate this intrusion.
And here comes the thing: Symantec is working to release yet another layer in its anti-spam product line, this time providing a software as a service implementation "in the cloud". This means a non-software and non-appliance solution, aimed at companies from five to 2000 employees.
Basically Symantec will reroute a company's e-mail to their own servers, scan and clean any e-mails before forwarding those to their final destinations. It's not much different from a solution such as Spamdunk, I think.
The interesting thing is that Richard's team is currently looking for local partners to bring this service to the market, and also working to establish a New Zealand-based datacenter to provide the service in-country.
It looks like the new service will be available sometime in the next month or two.
You can get some insight into the Unsolicited Electronics Message Act 2007 by reading this post on Bell Gully.
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