Some marketers hate the idea that they need permission to enter your inbox. They don't say it in so many words. They talk about "implied permission", and their responsibility as marketers to anticipate consumer wants and deliver relevant emails to them. And they think thats what consumers want from them.
A contact of mine just fell victim to a spammer's email address harvester. The premise of the scam is this - you get sent an iPad review unit for 2 months, after which you are free to keep it.
The Microsoft Forefront Server Security Support Blog points out that Spamhaus has recently phased out some of their RBLs. It’s come to our attention recently that Spamhaus has phased out the old SBL-XBL list, which has now been replaced by the ZEN list (named after a guard dog). If you’ve got Spamhaus configured in your […]
Over at AllSpammedUp.com I’ve written an article about protecting Exchange Server 2007 from Directory Harvesting Attacks. In many Exchange Server 2007 environments incoming email is received directly by an internet-facing Hub Transport server. By default the transport server will use recipient lookups to notify the connecting host whether an email address is valid or not. […]
From the BBC: The closure of a web hosting firm that is believed to have had spam gangs as clients has led to a drastic reduction in junk mail. Two US internet service providers have pulled the plug on the firm McColo following an investigation by the Washington Post newspaper. Anti-spam firm Ironport has […]