Bookmark Us
All Food, Diet and Health News 
 Misc. News
 Must-Read News
 Letter to Editor
 Featured Products
 Recalls & Alerts
 Consumer Affair
 Non-food Things
 Health Tips
 Interesting Sites
 Diet & Health
 Heart & Blood
 Body Weight
 Children & Women
 General Health
 Food & Health
 Food Chemicals
 Biological Agents
 Cooking & Packing
 Agri. & Environ.
 Laws & Politics
 General Health
 Drug News
 Mental Health
 Infectious Disease
 Other News
 Food Consumer
 FC News & Others

Search Foodconsumer & Others

Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo
Newsfeed news feed
Su bmit news[release]

More than 100 credit cards available at from, you can pick more than 100 credit cards

General Health : Other News Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011 - 9:38:09 AM

IPS busted, spam drops
By David Liu Ph.D.
Nov 16, 2008 - 4:48:29 PM

E.mail t.his a.rticle
 P.rinter f.riendly p.age
Get n.ewsletter

 Some readers may have noticed that in last few days fewer spam mails or junk mails went through their mailbox. That is because the Internet Service provider ISP called McColo was shut down Tuesday by upstream provider Hurricane Electric. An ISP is a web company that provides web hosting service to businesses and individuals.


McColo was reportedly responsible for 35 to 70 percent of the world's total spam. The ISP was not necessarily directly involved in sending any spam, but it hosted websites that were run by spammers who sent spam mails. Sending spam can be a highly profitable business. Some spammers earn millions of dollars a year unless they get caught.


Spamming is a huge problem for the Internet.   It causes huge loss of productivity.   The time and effort lost by many businesses and individuals could be in a matter of billions of U.S. dollars.   But no internet giant ever thinks seriously to make an email server to prevent spamming.


Google webmail has filters which more often than not filter out legitimate emails to junk mailbox while occasionally allowing spam mails to get into the inbox.   The same thing happens to other major web mail services like and


Bill Gates had reportedly vowed early probably in 2006 to make an electronic messaging system to block all types of junk emails or spam mails once forever. But there has been no reporting that he had done anything about it and now he has officially retired.


Experts said the spam reduction that occurred last week may be short-lived. Spammers will find new web hosts to do their mass mailing again soon from somewhere.   After all, many web hosting companies need income in the poor economy.


Those who want to completely block spam may use some email services that require confirmation. That is, after a sender sends an email to the recipient, the system will send a notice to the sender asking him to manually confirm that he has indeed sent the email. Such service providers include   But it comes with an annual fee.

© 2004-2008 by unless otherwise specified

Top of Page


Search Consumer-friendly Health Sites

We have moved to Food Consumer . Org

disclaimer | advertising | jobs | privacy | about us | newsletter | Submit news/articles
link partners: | Buy Viagra | |
Buy a home | Auto Insurance | Mortgage refinancing | | Take Your Blog to a Higher Level
© Copyright 2004 - 2008 All rights reserved

Disclaimer: What's published on this website should be considered opinions of respective writers only and which has no political agenda nor commercial ambition may or may not endorse any opinion of any writer. No accuracy is guaranteed although writers are doing their best to provide accurate information only. The information on this website should not be construed as medical advice and should not be used to replace professional services provided by qualified or licensed health care workers. The site serves only as a platform for writers and readers to share knowledge, experience, and information from the scientific community, organizations, government agencies and individuals. encourages readers who have had medical conditions to consult with licensed health care providers - conventional and or alternative medical practitioners.