September 2016

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Spam defense: How to take advantage of Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL)

This fall has seen a large increase in unsolicited commercial email (UCE), better known as spam, being sent to members of the University of Waterloo community.

We're used to seeing spam for products like pharmaceuticals sent by mysterious and secretive organizations overseas.  A notable difference with the current spam surges is that many of the messages are coming from real companies with offices in Canada.  They are offering things like student housing or textbooks, and appear to be legitimate enterprises.

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