Spamhaus

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The Spamhaus Project is an international organisation, based in both London and Geneva, founded in 1998 by Steve Linford to track e-mail spammers and spam-related activity. It is named for the anti-spam jargon term coined by Linford, spamhaus, a pseudo-German expression for an ISP or other firm which spams or willingly provides service to spammers.

Spamhaus is responsible for a number of very widely used anti-spam DNS-based Blocklists (DNSBLs) and Whitelists (DNSWLs). Many internet service providers and Internet networks use these services to reduce the amount of spam they take on. The Spamhaus lists collectively protect over 1.77 billion e-mail users, according to Spamhaus' web page (November 2012) and are estimated to block 80 billion spam emails per day globally on the internet (almost 1-million spam emails per second). Like all DNSBLs, their use is considered controversial by some.

Source: Wikipedia

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