Solutions to the Internet Spam Problem
What are spam and UCE (Unsolicited Commercial E-Mail)?
"Spam [UCE] is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in
an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to
receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products,
get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very
little to send -- most of the costs are paid for by the recipient or the
carriers rather than by the sender."
There are many things you can do now to fight spam and UCE.
Show your support for
Pending Legislation to
outlaw spam by writing/calling your representatives in government.
Encourage law enforcement officials to enforce already enacted anti-spam
Adopt and enforce a spam and UCE policy and publish your policy so that
your clients and potential clients are aware of it. Many good spam and
UCE policies can be found here:
Blocking spam is now easier than ever on your Virtual Server.
New methods have been implemented in the newest version of sendmail
to help fight spam. In addition to new features, the default sendmail
configuration continues to support the same anti-spam features supported
Your Virtual Server includes several other features you can use to fight spam.
- Procmail - E-Mail Filtering and Sorting Utility
- Wpoison - Prevent Web Site E-Mail Address Harvesting
For more information about spam and resources that can be used to fight it, see the following.