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So it seems that yet another leak of e-mail addresses has occurred in Singapore. People are fearing that spammers who get hold of such lists would have a field day.
Written by ZDNet Staff, Contributor

So it seems that yet another leak of e-mail addresses has occurred in Singapore. People are fearing that spammers who get hold of such lists would have a field day.

Not so fast, though. Under Singapore's spam laws, no matter how someone gains access to e-mail address lists--whether by collecting data off coupons or asking people to provide their addresses, the only exception is the use of address-harvesting software and Internet spiders which are banned outright--you are still subject to these spam laws.

The question, though, is whether it would be worthwhile going after such spammer (for instance, if he was located overseas).

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