[LINK] Putting "no spam" warnings on websites
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Apr 21 15:04:54 EST 2004
>> From: Webb, KerryA
>> As you're well aware, the new Spam Act says that a commercial
>> entity can infer consent to receive commercial e-mails
>> relating to your function if you put your e-mail address on a
>> site. It's been suggested that putting a "no spam" sign
>> adjacent to the address would convey to the spammer that you
>> don't want to be contacted in this way.
"Ash Nallawalla" <nospam at crm911.com>
>Only offer an online form for contacts.
Yuk! I've almost never seen one that was decently designed. And I
routinely send nasty messages to webmasters about the problems
created by their denial of an email-address and their poor design of
This is a head-on conflict between the interests of users and the
interests of site managers - both of which are well-represented on
>If you are forced to display an email address that is used only for initial
>contact, use aliases and keep changing them as often as is practicable.
Damn, why have I never thought of that application of indirect addressing?!
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
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Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program, University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor in the Baker Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre, U.N.S.W
Visiting Fellow in Computer Science, Australian National University
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