A major breakthrough has been made in the war on spam, one that might put the problem to rest for good. Politicians from the US and UK have agreed to cross the pond every year for a spam summit. According Derek Wyatt, head of the All Parliamentary Internet Group, “That will really help to beat things like spam and spim [spam over instant messaging].”
Rumour has it the first forum will address the following major issues:
– Statuatory requirements to set auto-emptying of Outlook junk mail folders upon exit, and
– Allocating substantial funds (in the billions) to develop public awareness campaigns on how to restrict IMs only to those people on a personal buddy list
You can read the whole, exciting report here: Politicans form transatlantic spam alliance – ZDNet UK News.