Blacklist stats suggest anti-spam progress


Have we turned the tide in the battle against spam? Experts fling around a lot of contradictory statistics about overall spam volumes. But here's one figure that might give cause for cautious optimism. For four of the past five months, the number of addresses on the SPEWS anti-spam blacklist has declined. According to figures compiled by David Bolt, there are currently 27,082,798 Internet protocol (IP) addresses on the controversial list of spam sources.

That's down nearly 350,000 IPs since the start of November 2005. The SPEWS list also shed nearly 120,000 addresses in October. Spam Kings Blog: Blacklist stats suggest anti-spam progress

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 1st December 2005 10:30PM