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Dutch mail server whitelist declares war on botnets today!
Foundation Mailserver Whitelist launches today, together with www.ipv6whitelist.eu, a not-for-profit and free registration database for mail servers using an IPv6 Internet address.
At the moment 95% of all email traffic consists of spam. An address, the so-called IP address, is uniquely assigned to all individual computers. Since these addresses will soon be exhausted a new version 6 of the numbering system has been introduced. By using this new IPv6 system the amount of numbers will never run out. With the transfer to IPv6 spammers get broad access to an infinite number of IP addresses and this makes it even harder to stop spam. This initiative goes completely against the openness of the Internet by obliging mail servers to register in a central database. Email from mail servers in the Netherlands which are not registered will be blocked. More often than not, these tend to be hacked computers (also known as bots) which are being abused to send spam. "In the long term we foresee a significant reduction in spam originating from the Netherlands. Because it is a completely cost free system, we expect little resistance from the market, especially because we can get a major upcoming issue once again under control," said one of the initiators Dreas van Donselaar, CTO of the Dutch mail security company SpamExperts.
“SpamExperts understands that as an anti-spam company the appearance of objectivity could be against us. As a result, we have discussed extensively this issue with the spam filtering marketplace and our world wide competitors in order to establish this solid foundation. Together with Ruud van den Bercken (XS4ALL Internet bv / Stay-Secure)
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About Stichting Mailserver Whitelist
Stichting Mailserver Whitelist was founded in 2010 by SpamExperts and is currently controlled by Ruud van den Bercken (XS4ALL Internet bv/Stay-Secure)
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About SpamExperts B.V.
SpamExperts is the leading provider of email security solutions from Amsterdam. Since 2004, SpamExperts has been growing its customer-base in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia and meanwhile has become market leader in a number of countries. All solutions are inhouse developed and are either offered via SaaS, or are directly installed as a managed software in the infrastructure of the customer. Prices for the incoming filtering start at USD 0.30/ Domain/Year, without user - or inbox limitations. The latest additions to the product portfolio are an outgoing email filter server as well as an email archiving product. More information under http://www.spamexperts.com