2010: Year in Review
Dec30

2010: Year in Review

Last year I predicted three things for 2010, lets take a quick look back at how accurate I was: Canada to get an anti-spam law – Check!: We got it, look out 2011 C-28 is here. Continued use of “less then desirable practices” – Check!: Batch and Blast, List purchase, failure to follow CAN-SPAM (Really! It’s been 7 yrs already!), Image or HTML only emails are still common and are not going away based on the messages in...

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Q&A: C-28 – How do I know you’re in Canada?
Dec16

Q&A: C-28 – How do I know you’re in Canada?

I received this question today about C-28 and it’s been a while since I posted a Q&A so I thought it would be fun to start these up again… Q: Dear EmailKarma.net, I don’t see anything mentioned (in C-28) about how you are responsible as a sender to know if the person you are sending to resides in Canada. I have two questions about this? 1) I guess the logical answer is clients need to capture this at time of sign...

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CAUCE: C-28 The Law of The Land!
Dec15

CAUCE: C-28 The Law of The Land!

Reposted from the CAUCE website: C-28 The Law of The Land!. VICTORY! It’s been a long time coming, but Canada has an anti-spam law, and one, which sets a new world standard, and a tough, but fair, opt-in protocol for everyone in North America who sends commercial email and other electronic messages. Yesterday, The Canadian Senate voted to accept Bill C-28, and today, December 15, at 13:00 eastern, it will be given Royal Asset of the...

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Canadian Anti-Spam Law by End of Week?
Dec14

Canadian Anti-Spam Law by End of Week?

That’s right it could happen, C-28 has been passed through the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications after a very brief read through and vote, with no amendments – this could mean that C-28 is in the hand of Governor General to sign into law before the end of the week. The Senate Committee report will but read this afternoon before the full Senate and then 3rd reading and a final vote. Stay tuned for more...

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More Phishing Messages Targeting Email Pros

After a number of posts and announcements about compromised data in the Return Path network, phishing networks are taking on a new vector… this time with the hopes of scaring you into installing these malicious tools and viruses on your PCs… This weeks target the Spamhaus. The Messages will appear similar to this (image provided for your safety), and will like to a site with the virus payload highlighted to catch your eye...

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C-28 – Full Steam ahead

Just one day after being passed in the House of Commons Bill C-28 has already made first reading in the Senate, and is scheduled for second reading tomorrow. Yesterdays Senate meeting notes read as following: Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Bill First Reading The Hon. the Speaker informed the Senate that a message had been received from the House of Commons with Bill C-28, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the...

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