Annotation: (ACMA = Australian Communications and Media Authority)
The ‘acma.gov.au’ website gives consumers an insight into email ‘spam’. The website details the legislation, codes of practice, obligations of the Internet Service Providers (Australian and International), prevention, solution, and how and where to report about spam.
The introduction page describes spam and the ‘Spam Act 2003’. The ‘More information about spam’ section of the page is a vast database on everything anyone needs to know about spam.
This website is useful in our NET11 studies because spam is ‘junk’ email. It is relevant that we understand the Australian laws relating to spam and how to combat it. We should also be aware that our ISP has to provide us with appropriate filters of spam.
The ‘Other useful links’ section of the website has a very useful and extensive list of websites and contacts for Internet users.
The ACMA also provide software in the ‘SpamMATTERS’ section of the web page that can be used to help them fight spam (For Microsoft Outlook/Express)
The website is set up by the Australian Federal Government and the contents are reliable and relevant.
Summary and evaluation:This website is a great reference tool for anyone in
Reference: Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), Spam: The Introduction. Retrieved January 06, 2007, from http://www.acma.gov.au/ACMAINTER.1507598:HOMEPAGE::pc=HOME,tlp=HOME Web site: http://www.acma.gov.au/ACMAINTER.1507598:STANDARD::pc=PC_2008