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ISPA Names Most prominent Spammers in its Hall of Shame List

The Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) recently issued its 'Hall of Shame Report,' which lists the names and shames of spammers, most prominent in South Africa. The spammers promised they wouldn't ever distribute spam again.

Indeed, there's an enormous boost in spam generation within individual countries and while ISPA members put in their best efforts to prevent spam from reaching their clients' mailboxes, the threat continues unabated.

The ISPA states that the individuals and companies listed on the Hall of Shame have to make their e-mail operations safe and friendly for which they can approach ISPA, which would reconsider about the offenders provided they proactively abide by the best practices of e-mail distribution for business-related reasons. More specifically, the ISPA would eliminate those companies and individuals from the Hall of Shame list that stop distributing spam mails to end-users by being steadfast to ISPA's guidelines.

For assembling its Hall of Shame spammers list, ISPA puts together the knowledge of the association's members along with that of other reliable entities. The association spreads the gathered knowledge for all ISPA members, e-mail users and ISPs to devise informed decisions regarding which e-mails they'd welcome or would permit passage via their networks.

Ant Brooks, General Manager of ISPA, said that the association's Hall of Shame initiative had been well responded by people associated with the cyber world security, as reported by Itweb on September 21, 2009. Brooks warned that the ISPA set far stricter criteria for companies and individuals who wanted their names eliminated from the Hall of Shame list on a second occasion.

Meanwhile, the most recent individuals and companies that have been reported in the ISPA Hall of Shame list are Ivan Stander; Jaco Derksen/ New Heights 1268; Dynamic Seminars; Vector Builders, Plumbers and Electricians; www.we-insure.co.za; Goedkoop.co.za; Media Online; Uvest; Computer Corporation Marketing; and Beyond Red.

The ISPA has also listed the companies and individuals who market lists of e-mail addresses of South African origin for spammers to use or sale, an illegitimate activity, which greatly contributes to raising spam statistics exorbitantly in South Africa. These include Media Online, Affordable Construction, Mark Tribelhorn and Rain Marketing.

Related article: ISPA Publishes Recommendations to Beat Spam

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