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21 Jan, 2007

A Simple Solution to fight SPAM

— Posted by hazard @ 2007-01-21 09:45
According to the following article, amount of SPAM has almost doubled during past year. Most of SPAM is sent from PCs infected by trojans.

Actually it is relatively easy for an Internet Service Provider to prevent this type of SPAM from being sent from its customers. Over here in PrimeTel (Cyprus ISP) we do not allow home users to connect to third-party Internet SMTP servers by default, and developed an add-on to our mailserver so that any IP address which has sent more than threshold amount of emails during past hour will be blocked automatically.

If mail server vendors/developers will start including this feature in standard configurations, the problem will be gone.


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