What happened to SPEWS

What happened to SPEWS

SPEWS is a long list which many IT Guys, and organizations have assembled and use to block spam. This personal list is now available for the general public to look at and use for email filtering.

Most spam blocking systems operate after the fact. T here is a delay between spam sources starting up shop, spam sending to countless people, and getting IP blocked in the list with these systems. SPEWS identifies known spam senders and spam operations, it blocks them when they start, occasionally before they begin sending bad mail.

SPEWS also discovered that several of the several popular spam lists and obstructing services have become bogged down because of an high number of requests, this reduces their effectiveness. email service doesn't operate A request or vote based record of spam, entries in the list come from the wisdom and expertise of the people who set up and use the SPEWS list.