Internet spam: IDA replies

Internet spam: IDA replies

We thank Mr Chin Kee Thou for his feedback ("Any way to block spam?"; Dec 19).

Currently, the Spam Control Act regulates the sending of unsolicited commercial electronic messages in bulk.

One of the requirements set by the Act is to tag all advertising and marketing e-mail with "", which enables the user's e-mail client to better identify and filter e-mail that may be considered spam.

Another requirement is to give receivers a valid means to unsubscribe from advertising and marketing e-mail.

Similar to many other jurisdictions, enforcement is by civil action.

Parties who have suffered loss or damage due to a sender's non-compliance with the Act can take direct legal action against the sender.

We understand that the bank mentioned by Mr Chin has removed his e-mail address from its marketing list.

Ng Sook Fun (Ms)
Corporate and Marketing Communication
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

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