Korean "Super-Spammers" arrested
VuNet reports that two men in South Korea have been arrested on suspicion of sending out 1.6 billion spam emails.
News and musings about the fight against spam.
by Edward Falk
And let's be 100 percent clear about something: legitimate commercial senders should want receivers to block spam and phish from end users inboxes. These messages erode consumers trust in email and decrease its ability to drive response for good senders.
We regret to inform you that ORDB.org, at the ripe age of five and a
half, is shutting down. It's been a case of a long goodbye as very
little work has gone into maintaining ORDB for a while. Our volunteer
staff has been pre-occupied with other aspects of their lives. In
addition, the general consensus within the team is that open relay RBLs
are no longer the most effective way of preventing spam from entering
your network as spammers have changed tactics in recent years, as have
the anti-spam community.
We encourage system owners to remove ORDB checks from their mailers
immediately and start investigating alternative methods of spam
filtering. We recommend a combination involving greylisting and
content-based analysis (such as the dspam project, bmf or Spam Assassin).
DNS and the mailing lists will vanish today, December 18, 2006.
This website will vanish by December 31, 2006.