Fight Spam on the Internet (961)
You have probably seen an increase in the amount of \"junk mail\" which shows up in your email box, or on your favorite newsgroup. The activities of a small number of people are becoming a bigger problem for the Internet. We have been actively engaged in fighting spam for years. Since we presented this site to the public in 1996, we have been pleased to be referenced as one of the best anti-spam sites on the net. Help fight spam to keep the Internet useful for everyone. Take advantage of the information we\'ve gathered to make your own experience on the Internet better.
McAfee SiteAdvisor (1,035)
SiteAdvisor was founded in April 2005 by a group of MIT engineers who wanted to make the Web safer for their family and friends. Having spent one too many holiday breaks trying to clean a mess of spam, adware, and spyware from our families' computers, we decided to take action.
We realized there was a gaping hole in existing Web security products. While traditional security companies had gotten relatively good at addressing technical threats like viruses, they were failing to prevent a new breed of "social engineering" tricks like spyware infections, identity theft scams, and sites which send excessive e-mail.
To address this challenge, we built a system of automated testers which continually patrol the Web to browse sites, download files, and enter information on sign-up forms. We document all these results and supplement them with feedback from our users, comments from Web site owners, and analysis from our own employees.
Our easy to use software for Internet Explorer and Firefox summarizes our safety results into intuitive red, yellow and green ratings to help Web users stay safe as they search, browse and transact online. Our goal is to pioneer a new approach to Web safety and make the Internet safer for everyone.
On April 5, 2006 we announced that we were acquired by McAfee, Inc. Teaming with McAfee will give us greatly expanded worldwide reach, access to McAfee's leading security technology, and greater resources to accelerate feature development for our many users.
SpamCop is the premier service for reporting spam. SpamCop determines the origin of unwanted email and reports it to the relevant Internet service providers. By reporting spam, you have a positive impact on the problem. Reporting unsolicited email also helps feed spam filtering systems, including, but not limited to, SpamCop\'s own service.
First and foremost, Clueless Mailers is about education, not punishment. Even though there are plenty of companies out there that are knowingly spamming, some mailers and marketers honestly don\'t know they are. Some don\'t fully understand what it takes to ensure that their lists truly are permission-based. Some list brokerage/list management companies offer legitimate confirmed opt-in mailing lists, even as they offer unconfirmed lists. And some marketers and advertisers don\'t realize that some lists they\'re buying may contain addresses that were added to those lists without the address owner\'s knowledge or permission. If you have a relationship with â€” or just happen to have contact with â€” a mailer, marketer or other entity that\'s mentioned on this website as having sent unsolicited commercial email (UCE), please make a good-faith effort to explain to that entity the importance of â€” and the practical reasons for â€” the decades-old Internet standard prohibiting the sending of UCE. And take the time to explain the tenets and simplicity of using a closed-loop confirmed opt-in subscription system.
Ann Elisabeth, aka Spam Huntress, is probably the most famous and most active hunter of comment spammers and the like. Her site contains a wealth of information. If you\'re being spammed, check this site.
The spamhaus Project (1,151)
Spamhaus is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to track the Internet\'s Spam Gangs, to provide dependable realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks, to work with Law Enforcement Agencies to identify and pursue spammers worldwide, and to lobby governments for effective anti-spam legislation.\r\rFounded in 1998, Spamhaus is based in the UK and is run by a dedicated team of 25 investigators located in four continents.\r\rSpamhaus publishes the Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) - a database collating information and evidence on the 200 current worst spam gangs worldwide, used by ISPs to avoid signing up known spammers and by Law Enforcement Agencies to help target and mount prosecutions against professional spammers.
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