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China's MII Publishes New Email Regulations

China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has published a set of regulations that govern email services and include several provisions intended to cut down on the amount of spam that Chinese Internet users find in their in-box.

The new rules go into effect on March 30. As expected, the regulations require e-mail advertisements to include "AD" or the equivalent in Chinese characters (guang gao) in the subject header. They also require email service providers to register the IP addresses of their mail servers with the authorities.

Read full story: Network World

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Re: China's MII Publishes New Email Regulations By The Famous Brett Watson  –  Mar 10, 2006 8:17 am PDT

Does anything in these new Chinese regulations mention the Chinese-character TLDs? Is there any other existing Chinese regulation which mandates something in relation to those TLDs? I'm half-expecting China to promote adoption of their new Chinese-character TLDs through regulation, but I haven't noticed any mention of it yet.

Re: China's MII Publishes New Email Regulations By Suresh Ramasubramanian  –  Mar 12, 2006 6:34 am PDT

Nothing that'd interest the icann watchers, or the icann bashers in that lot.

China seems to be moving towards an optin law - and that comes as a pleasant surprise.

Let's see how far they carry its enforcement.

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