SPAM is a registered trademark of
Unsolicited Commercial E-mail, Unsolicited Bulk E-mail, SPAM, UBE,
UCE - call it what you will, it's still network abuse. It isn't the
new age of marketing, free speach, or advertising. It's neither
legitimate, cheap, nor effective. SPAMmers and their clients are
ignorant, dishonest and amoral. They are cancerous growths on our
society and they will be excised. |
USENET news mods
Coverage of SPAM in the mainstream media
Connect's anti-SPAM measures
Connect's anti-spam measures currently include (but are not limited to):
These modifications are largely local work, although the check_mail rules
were based on example code from the
- check_mail rules to validate sender domain,
- check_mail rules to reject mail from known abuse sources,
- checkcompat() relay blocking based on network routing tables.
The relay checks are complicated by the fact that we have several thousand
secondary MX records pointing at our machines, many not under our control,
so the usual list of permitted relay domains would be a maintanence nightmare.
Basing our checks on IP routing tables also means that we prevent third
parties using us to avoid traffic charges, etc.
Note also that we actively monitor abuse, and where possible, stop it
at it's source.
Andrew McNamara (firstname.lastname@example.org)