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Spammers targeted by lobby groups

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) takes another step forward in its bid to can spammers who send more than 50 billion junk mails each day.

It is estimated that over 60% of the 84 billion emails sent each day are spam.

But the London Internet Exchange (LINX), a lobbying group of 200 ISP providers, is hoping to cut that figure by employing software currently used by police and fraud squads in combating internet crime.

At its recent AGM, its 200 network provider membership, agreed operational principles for spam management teams to share information while ensuring that customer privacy is not infringed.

The decision was made following a review of a Best Current Practice (BCP) document on spam-busting techniques by Internet expert Dr Richard Clayton, researcher in the Security Group at the University of Cambridge.

ยป creativematch - creativematch - 12-07-2006

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