I hope that the Canadian government takes a good look at the report of the national task force on spam. You can read more at http://e-com.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inecic-ceac.nsf/en/h_gv00317e.html. The only upside to all of this spam is that it is on my Yahoo account and not my mail personal email address.
Two of the recommendations that I like and I quote:
There should be an appropriate private right of action available to persons, both individuals and corporations. There should be meaningful statutory damages available to persons who bring civil action.I like the thought of going after the spammers (if they are in Canada) and make them pay for wasting my time.
The businesses whose products or services are being promoted by way of spam should also be held responsible for the spamming. Responsibility should also rest with other third-party beneficiaries of spam.
If your ISP offers mail filtering take a good look at it and save yourself some time & effort deleting the obvious garbage.