The CRTC is getting ready to fine Quebec company Compu-Finder over 1 million for sending out hundreds of thousands of spam to Canadians.
This marks the first and largest case under the new Anti-Spam Legislation. Not only did Compu-Finder send email without consent, they did not have unsubscribe links on their emails. These are two of the basic requirements of the new legislation.
Although this new legislation has not decreased spam seeing as it only affects legitimate companies (not our rich friends in Nigeria), it is welcoming to see that those who blatantly ignore it are going to face the consqeuences.
Managing multiple mail servers for clients, I have still yet to see a decrease in the overall number of spam messages sent through. However, I have seen more Canadian companies follow the rules.