The Australian Communications and Media Authority registered a Code of Practice for internet service providers and email service providers on countering spam. The code was developed by the Internet Industry Association (IIA) in conjunction with the Internet Associations from Western Australia and South Australia. The code applies to all internet service providers in Australia, as well as global email service providers providing services in Australia. The code obligations come into force on 16 July 2006.
The new code sets out how internet service providers and email service providers will address the sources of spam within their own networks, including actual spammers, misconfigured customer email servers and the virus-infected computers used to spread spam (known as ‘zombies’). It also requires internet service providers and email service providers to give end-users information about how to deal with spam, and informed choice about their filtering options.
Download and view the Internet Industry Spam Code of Practice (PDF file, 150kb).