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Spam falls after South Korea strengthens e-mail law

A revised law in South Korea designed to regulate unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam, is proving to be a success, according to the results of a recent study. An antispam task force at the Korea Information Security Agency (KISA) found that spam levels dropped among 1,000 users queried three times between March and July, even though the amount of commercial e-mail, both wanted and unwanted, rose slightly, a researcher at the center said today. In March, a KISA survey found an average of more than 90% of commercial e-mail received by users was unsolicited. A similar survey in May found the level of unsolicited e-mail had dropped to 75%, and a survey in July put the figure at just over 70%. Full Story

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