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One article brought to light in the newsgroups, another linked from that page ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3634572.stm

Spammers given boot by net host

"Along with C&W US's 3,000 business customers, Savvis inherited 95 major spammers who make their money by sending out millions of unsolicited e-mails a day with the standard mix of Viagra and porn offers.

Since then they have added another 53 spammers, bringing the total number of spammers on their network to 148.

Just from these customers alone the company was making a reported $2 million (£1.1 million) a month, the former employee had claimed, a figure which Savvis disputed.

But internal memos sent between Savvis executives, and seen by the BBC, referred to the spam customers and how much money was coming in from them.

Mr McCormick promised that within the next 10 days all spammers will be taken off their network."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3631350.stm

Spammers exploit anti-spam trap

"It found that 34% more spam is passing SPF checks than legitimate e-mail."

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Mr McCormick promised that within the next 10 days all spammers will be taken off their network."

Interesting discussion of this going on at spam-L. Most people seem to be taking the we'll believe it when we see it approach. Steve Linford (SpamHaus) seems optimistic about it.

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Spammers exploit anti-spam trap

"It found that 34% more spam is passing SPF checks than legitimate e-mail."

Wasn't SPF the MS solution? I was surprised that there weren't lots of smart comments about that.

Blocklists still seem to be the answer.

Miss Betsy

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Microsoft's was Caller ID, but reading up at http://www.microsoft.com/senderid, indicates that Caller ID, SPF, and Submitter Optimization were rolled into "Sender ID Framework" prior to submission to the IETF.

It was interesting to read what is going on with discussion on the licensing for the "Sender ID Framework", here is a paragraph from the following article: http://www.internetnews.com/xSP/article.php/3399421

But the combination created some new problems along the way. SPF is popular with open source MTA's (define) like Sendmail, Postfix, Qmail and Exim, which license the software under various open source licenses. Caller ID for E-Mail, however, comes with a license that's royalty-free but contains clauses that have raised questions since the the two technologies merged.

Figures once MS got invovled the licensing would go to hell...

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