Any less spam for you?
A big story last week in the world of the internet was the shut down of McColo Corp a shady hosting company responsible in part for a great deal of the spam on the internet.
In the days following the shutdown companies across the world reported a drop in spam activity of 50% to 80%!
It's the typical internet story to me at least. I think it's great it was shut down but what took so long? Rather than limiting bandwidth of ordinary customers why aren't ISPs held directly responsible for more of their clients dealings? Seems to me that simply enforcing accountability would clean up so much lawlessness and abuse.
The whole thing also provides more fodder for my long held belief that email protocols should be revamped entirely. SMTP is pathetically weak and worse most implementations are recklessly open out-of-the-box.
EJP - Feb 18th 2009 9:30 PM
Max - Feb 19th 2009 11:22 AM
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