John Howard mixed up with Viagra: Anti-spam group

Anti-spam group the Coalition Against Unsolicited Bulk E-mail in Australia (CAUBE.AU) has expressed its disappointment over Prime Minister John Howard's "spamming" strategy, saying he is mixing himself up with other spam e-mails common in people's inboxes.

Anti-spam group the Coalition Against Unsolicited Bulk E-mail in Australia (CAUBE.AU) has expressed its disappointment over Prime Minister John Howard's "spamming" strategy, saying he is mixing himself up with other spam e-mails common in people's inboxes.

CAUBE.AU chairman Joshua Rowe, said the organisation was very happy when the Spam Act was put in place and was assured that the exclusion of charity groups and political parties was "not [designed] as a loophole".

"We are very disappointed that the Prime Minister is going against his own legislation. The moment John Howard send those unsolicited e-mails he is mixing himself up with other spam e-mails like Viagra. He is basically saying he does not stay in line like what the rest of Australia is doing," Rowe said.

Rowe added that his organisation will be lobbying for the two exclusions to be removed during next year's government review of the Spam Act.

"It is only a matter of time before the legislation will be reviewed. One of the suggestions will be to remove those exclusions since it is obvious that they can't be trusted with it," he said.

Rowe said that since the legislation doesn't allow any action to be undertaken at the moment, CABE.AU will be exerting more effort in sending out the message "not to tolerate election spam and to vote for a leader that does not go against his own legislation".

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