The International Nature of Spam
Just today, I came across two articles lamenting “International Spam”…
- Why No One Can Beat Spam - CIO Today – April 27, 2006
"The international nature of spam is a significant challenge. It requires a complex network to fight it, and participation." Maneesha Mithal, FTC Acting Associate Director for International Consumer Protection.
- Spam Not Gone But Increasingly Forgotten - Toronto Star – May 1, 2005
Spammers regularly use computers in several countries to send their email and attempt to hide their tracks by routing their profits through multiple jurisdictions.
Just a little bit of "GOOGLING" and the solution is a “no-brainer”…
GET BUSINESS eMAIL ONLY FROM COUNTRIES WHERE YOU DO BUSINESS.
Your have no clients in Brazil, so block all mail originating in Brazil. Your company does no business in Nigeria, block all mail originating in Nigeria.
You get the picture so why get the email?
The solution (and with full disclosure I am biased) is XE-Filter, a country-centric IP-based email filter. Simple in concept and XE-Filter works with all existing antispam products.
I don't need email from Myanmar and with XE-Filter I don't receive any.