Tag: Spam filtering

Real impacts of spam

I don’t talk about it very often, but there are some real consequences to even the existence of spam. All the way back in 2004, the FTC mentioned it as a driver in address churn[1] . Of course, wanted messages get lost. Finally, we can blame the mere existence of spam for the existence of… Read More

Back to Basics: Where does Spamhaus get off…

One of the more popular questions that come¬†up deals with the use of DNSBLs[1] , especially Spamhaus’ lists, by ISPs[2] . The question usually goes something like this: Who are the operators of that list and what gives them the right to regulate commerce? Are they run by a government or something? A Brief History… Read More

Did you catch the death of Postini?

According to Google, all mail stopped flowing through Postini servers on June 15. Any Postini clients who had not made the transition by the end of May were supposed to have been forcibly¬†transitioned then. Postini was a traditional troublespot when it came to deliverability. That shouldn’t be the case anymore. BibliographyPostini Transition to Google Apps,… Read More

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