ACMA’s ‘one click’ anti-spam button

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ACMA’s ‘one click’ anti-spam button

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) released SpamMATTERS, a one-click button which deletes and reports spam to the government regulator.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) released SpamMATTERS, a one-click button which deletes and reports spam to the government regulator.

According to ACMA, instead of using the delete key to remove spam emails, users can select the SpamMATTERS button to simultaneously delete their spam and report it.

Chris Chapman, ACMA chairman said, the SpamMATTERS button was a customer friendly spam reporting tool, which can be downloaded from the ACMA website, www.acma.gov.au.

Installation of the SpamMATTERS button was available to users of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express. Alternative spam reporting options were available to customers using other email programs.

Telstra has also made a version of the SpamMATTERS button available to all its internet customers and is providing a link on its website to the ACMA button for other email users.

According to Chapman, ACMA also plans to contact other ISPs to seek their assistance in promoting SpamMATTERS to email users.

The ACMA SpamMATTERS button is part of ACMA’s Spam Act 2003 Act.
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